At IBI, we are blessed with a wonderful team of teaching faculty and staff who are passionate about equipping students for gospel ministry in the local church, in Ireland and beyond. But it is not only students who are called to put their faith into action for all of life! Our staff and faculty are also active in serving the Lord in their own local churches.
Grace Campbell (BA Hons, PDE)
Grace is IBI’s Online Learning Co-ordinator, responsible for the development and facilitation of our online modules. Grace is from Cork, where she lives with her husband Tom. Grace is also studying on the IBI MA programme.
Mimi Kelly (PhD)
Mimi teaches Pentecostal History, study skills and academic guidance and assists on the MA programme.
Patrick Mitchel (PhD)
Patrick teaches theology on the BA and MA programmes as well as the Ministry & Personal Development programme. Currently he is writing The Message of Love for the IVP Bible Speaks Today Themes Series.
Jacob Reynolds (MDiv)
Jacob is the Principal of IBI and is responsible for its development and vision.
Jonathan Schuster (MDiv)
Jonathan is a volunteer with Greater Europe Mission (GEM). Jonathan teaches Old Testament and Church History. He also is the Director of Holy Land Studies and occasionally leads IBI study tours to Israel.
Joan Singleton (MA)
Joan works part-time teaching Pastoral Care and also supervising the student Ministry & Personal Development Programme.
Steven Singleton (MA)
Steven is our Director of Learning, with responsibility for the BA and MA programmes.
Phil Kingsley (Th.M)Mission in Contemporary Ireland
Ciaran Loughran (Th.M)Life & Teaching of Jesus
David John Montgomery (DMin)Expository Preaching
Paul Perry (MA)New Testament
Jonathan Shaw (B.Ed)Youth Ministry
John Woodside (BD, MSc)Church History
Craig Blomberg (PhD)Developing Biblical Interpretation
Keith McCrory (DMin)Enabling Leadership
John Shortt (PhD)Theological Framework
David Smith (PhD)Church and Mission
Sarah is Administrator of the BA and MA Programmes and looks after Student and Staff Support.
Ruth is PA to the Principal.
Louise works part-time and is our Events, Publicity and Website Coordinator.
Liz is our Bursar and manages the financial aspects of IBI.
Ruth has worked as a teacher and social worker in many different settings and countries. Because of her interest in the interface between psychology and theology, she pursued studies in Theotherapy as well as doing an MA in Applied Theology at IBI. Ruth teaches part of the 1st year MPD programme (Ministry and Personal Development) helping students to discover how they can best be who God wants them to be.
Apart from IBI, Ruth enjoys being involved in the life of Dun Laoghaire Evangelical Church. She loves visiting her 3 children and 9 grandchildren, (who all live outside Ireland), attending Book Club, participating in a card-making class, taking a keen interest in most sports, and dabbling in arts and crafts.
Anne McDonald (BA)
Anne is our Librarian and volunteers two days a week.
Belinda completed the IBI Certificate in Applied Theology in IBI in 2007 and now work in a church and community project called Urban Junction in Dublin. She lives in Bray, Co Wicklow, with her husband Michael (also an ex-IBI’er!) and baby Nathan. She says that after bedtime stories “you’ll usually find me with tea and chocolate watching a good murder mystery!”
Victoria is a lecturer in English. She has taught in universities in the UK and Ireland has held an Irish Research Council Fellowship at University College Dublin. Victoria completed her PhD at Queen’s University Belfast in 2011 and her research focuses on the influence of the Bible on literature after the Reformation. Victoria is married to Andy (minister of Donabate Presbyterian Church) and they have a son, Reuben.
Gillian grew up in Derry but has been living in Belfast since coming to the city as a student. She has been involved in Youth ministry for many years and after a short time as a youth worker and university chaplain, she took up the role of Leadership development coordinator for the Irish Methodist Youth and Children’s department, where she has been for 14 years. She graduated with her Masters from IBI in 2014 and is passionate about seeing young people and young adults develop and take their place in the mission of God. She is married to Al, loves to travel and sit around a table with friends putting the world to rights.
Richard grew up in rural County Tyrone and now lives in Dublin with his wife Mandy and their 3 boys. He was called to serve as the assistant pastor of Grosvenor Road Baptist Church in Rathmines following studies for the MDiv degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinios. He runs and cycles for health and to get to work.
Colin is a Corkman, currently living in East Cork. He is married to Karen and they have two teenage children. As a chartered accountant Colin works with a charity that provides services to people who are homeless. Colin has worked in Kenya with a mission organisation and with the south west tourist board. He is a member of a Baptist church in Midleton. He enjoys canoeing, fishing and he recently took up the tuba.
Originally from the UK, Ruth has lived in Donegal with her family since 2005. Along with her husband, she spent 21 years working for international mission agency OM (Operation Mobilisation) until 2011. As founding editor of VOX magazine, Ruth has travelled extensively throughout Ireland finding out what God is doing throughout the broad spectrum of Christian churches. She has a passion for Ireland and to see unity amidst diversity in the Body of Christ.
Paul loves living in Limerick where he pastors a Baptist church and supports the Munster team. He is married to Caroline , has three children and a dog. He has studied in Dublin (Geography and Economics) and Belfast (Divinity and Theology). He loves quirky films (his favourite being ‘Lars and the Real Girl’), reading and taking the dog for walks in the local wood.
Joe Donnelly was born and reared in Ringsend in Dublin where, along with his wife Sharon, they have pioneered several ‘Hope Shaped’ outreach initiatives at The Anchorage Project.
The Donnelly’s have 5 children and 2 grandchildren. Their work includes operating children’s facilities, a community café & garden centre and an initiative for serving the needs of some of the poorest communities on the planet!
The Anchorage Project has won several different awards in recent years and Joe tries to spend much of his spare time as possible ‘considering the birds of the air and the flowers of the field’ and considering things generally! (Matthew 6:25-34)
Seamus grew up in a farming family, including hill sheep farming. He graduated agricultural college, lectured in engineering, joined An Garda Síochána and ran a Garda station before changing career direction by becoming a pastor. Seamus is a member of the pastoral team at Solid Rock Church in Drogheda where he has been a leader since its foundation over twenty years ago.
Seamus has been married to Bebe since 1983 and they are proud parents of two daughters and grandparents to three wonderful granddaughters.
He is keenly interested in spreading the good news, both in Ireland and abroad and encouraging the church corporate. The adventure continues……