Patrick and Ines Mitchel
Patrick grew up in 1st Holywood congregation and trained in London Bible College where he met his wife, Ines. They have been involved in theological education and church development in the Republic of Ireland for the last 25 years. For most of that time Patrick was Director of Studies and lecturer in theology at the Irish Bible Institute in Dublin city centre.
They have two daughters; Ciara is at university and Catriona is in her last year at secondary school. All the Mitchel family have greatly enjoyed being part of the beginning and development members of Maynooth Community Church, a new church plant congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland: Patrick as an elder, Ines in pastoral and women's ministries and the girls as part of the worship team.
In August 2015 Patrick took up the position of Principal at Belfast Bible College and he is looking forward to the challenge of this new position.
A few of things the family love doing in their spare time include swimming (Ines) music and art (Ciara and Catriona) and golf (Patrick). Patrick values his links with Bangor Road and enjoys visiting from time to time.
To find out more about Patrick and his work read his blog