Patty Pell, Ph.D
Medical Ambassadors International
Patty Pell received her BA from the University of Wyoming, her MA in Biblical Studies – Old Testament from Denver Seminary, and her Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen in the UK in the field of public theology. 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, CO, and most recently served on the preaching team at Cornerstone Community Church. She currently teaches at Denver Seminary in Denver, Colorado, where she directs the master’s Program in Cultural Engagement.
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 teaching courses in Old Testament at Bishop Balya College in Fort Portal, Uganda. She has worked for immigration reform, volunteered in public schools, and has the 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 Denver with her husband, who is a Social and Emotional Learning Specialist in the Adams 12 school district. They have 3 adult children. Her two daughters live in London and work in the film and television industry and her son works in the security industry. Patty loves soccer, trail running, historical fiction, exploring new places, and watching movies. She can be found many nights enjoying a British crime drama, sitting on her balcony, or walking around the park.