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 is our Director of Learning and 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.
Paul Perry (MA)
Paul has been a pastor and leader with Cornerstone Church (now at The Well in Bray) for almost 25 years. He has taught in Greenhills College in South Dublin for the past two years on a range of courses and has embarked on a doctorate in education. Paul teaches New Testament.
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) Principal
Steven holds a BA in Theology and an MA in Biblical Interpretation from London Bible College. He was pastor of Thurles Baptist Church, Co. Tipperary, for 12 years prior to becoming IBI’s MA Programme Director in 2003 and also held the role of IBI’s Director of Learning until May 2018. As Director of Learning, Steven successfully led the IBI team through the process of academic validation and re-validation with York St. John University. Steven is fully committed to IBI’s mission of serving the Irish Church.
Phil Kingsley (Th.M)
- Mission in Contemporary Ireland
Ciaran Loughran (Th.M)
- Life & Teaching of Jesus
David John Montgomery (DMin)
- Expository Preaching
Jonathan Shaw (B.Ed)
- Youth Ministry
John Woodside (BD, MSc)
- Church History
Kevin Hargeden (PhD)
- Co-teacher on Biblical Ethics and Faith in Contemporary Culture modules
Jonathan Reid (MA)
- Church and Ministry
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.
Louise works part-time and is our Social Media, 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.
Becky is our Librarian and volunteers two days a week.
Kevin is the Chairman of our Board.
He is currently the Finance Director for the Irish operations of an international bank, having previously held senior finance roles in a number of other financial institutions. Prior to this he worked for one of the ‘big four’ accountancy firms, spending time in their Dublin, Boston and Cork offices.
Kevin lives in north Wicklow with his wife, Michelle, and their four children. Kevin serves on the leadership team in Hillside Evangelical Church in Greystones and has served on a number other charity boards over the last 15 years.
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.
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 Donnellys 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……