Patty Pell received her BA from the University of Wyoming and her MA in Biblical Studies – Old Testament from Denver Seminary. She is currently working on her PhD at Trinity College in Bristol, UK. 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.