Patrick Mitchel is Director of Studies and lecturer in theology at Irish Bible Institute, Dublin, a young and developing evangelical and inter-denominational training institute based in the city centre.
One of his passions is teaching and discussing how Christian faith applies to contemporary life. He teaches various courses at IBI including ‘Faith in Contemporary Ireland’, ‘Introduction to Christian Theology’, ‘Christology’, ‘Pneumatology’ and ‘Evangelicalism in Ireland: Past, Present and Future’. His PhD was subsequently published as Evangelicalism and National Identity in Ulster 1921-1998 by Oxford University Press in 2003. He has contributed chapters to various other books, writes book reviews and other pieces including articles published in the national press. He was editor of the Evangelical Alliance Ireland‘s Together We Believe: a common faith, a common purpose and chair of EAI’s theology working group.
In keeping with IBI’s training ethos of ‘Head, Heart and Hands’, Patrick is actively engaged in local church ministry within a new church plant of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland called Maynooth Community Church where he is an elder. He also speaks regularly at various events and churches. His wife, Ines, co-leads the women’s ministry and they have two daughters, Ciara and Catriona who are a great source of fun and joy.
When possible there is nothing he enjoys more than a game of golf with friends or putting on Bob Dylan on top volume