Chris Coble is the vice president for religion at Lilly Endowment Inc. He was elected to that position in December 2012, having served the Endowment as a program officer in its religion division for sixteen years. Coble is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and has served congregations in Indiana, North Carolina, Iowa, and Massachusetts. Trained as a historian of American religion, his research interests focus on issues of religious formation and the transmission of faith in Christian churches. He holds degrees from Wabash College (AB), Duke Divinity School (MDiv), and Harvard University (ThD).