With a background in pastoral ministry and theological education, having formerly been Principal of Belfast Bible College, Ian is former Director of Tiō Associates. His early studies in literature and drama were later followed by his doctorate in Church History at Queen’s University Belfast. Ian values interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to learning. He is a published author on Irish history, homiletics, spirituality and intellectual disability. Ian currently teaches for universities in the United States and is a consultant on preaching and public speaking.