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Rev Ivan McElhinney: ‘Where do I feel closest to God? In my living room where I pray for an hour each day’

Rev Ivan McElhinney was a former Donegal farmer who later became President of the Methodist Church in Ireland. His recently published autobiography is entitled The Fugitive Moment: From Hill Shepherd to Holy Calling.

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Rev Ivan McElhinney

Rev Ivan McElhinney

Rev Ivan McElhinney

Q. Can you tell me something about your background?

A. I am 75 and my early background was on a small farm in Donegal. My parents were George and Sadie McElhinney and my siblings, Adrian, Charlotte and Irene. My wife of almost 50 years is Phyllis and our family is Mark, Robert and Andrew. All are married and we have seven grandchildren.


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