Faculty/Staff Directory

Patty Pell, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cultural Engagement

Patty Pell received her BA from the University of Wyoming and her MA in Biblical Studies – Old Testament from Denver Seminary. She holds a PhD in Theology and Divinity from the University of Aberdeen, focusing her research on the public theology of congregations. She has served in ministry as a campus staff member, area director, associate regional director and training specialist with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. She has also ministered as a college pastor, adult ministries pastor, and pastor of community outreach.  She led a church planting team that established an immigrant and refugee congregation in Greeley, Colo. and presently serves on the preaching team at Cornerstone Community Church.

Her passion for justice and reconciliation has led her to spend several summers directing student groups in urban Denver, India and Kenya as well as teach courses in Old Testament at Bishop Balya College in Fort Portal, Uganda.  She has a desire to help local congregations affect social change in their communities in ways that reflect the heart of God. 

She has published several books and study guides with InterVarsity Press including Esther: Character Under Pressure, Hospitality: God’s Call to Compassion, Motherhood: Being Grounded in Christ and the N.T. Wright Commentary Series Study Guides for Luke, Hebrews, Romans, 2 Corinthians, and 1 & 2 Thessalonians.

She lives in Greeley with her husband, who is a school counselor and a small business owner. They have three adult children. Patty loves soccer, trail running, reading, traveling and watching movies.

Listen to Patty Pell on Engage360:


  • Esther: Character Under Pressure, Intervarsity Press, 2002.
  • Hospitality: God’s Call to Compassion, Intervarsity Press, 2008.
  • Motherhood: Being Grounded in Christ, Intervaristy Press, 2013.
  • N.T. Wright Commentary Series Study Guides for Luke, Hebrews, Romans, 2 Corinthians, and 1 &2 Thessalonians, Intervarsity Press.