Name: Matthew J Coombe
Date of Birth: 18 June 1980
Place of Birth: Bremerton, Washington
Citizenship: United States
Company: Island Lake Camp
Years employed: Summer 1998 – Summer 2006
Jobs/Job titles: Counselor in training, Counselor, High School Staff leader, Video Technician, Audio Video Supervisor, Ropes Course Supervisor, Activities Director, Summer Program Director.
Job Descriptions: I have had the privileged to rise through the ranks at this camp. My first summer at camp I was merely a counselor in training and by my last summer I was the summer program director and oversaw 170 staff members. As program director, I interviewed and hired potential staff, trained the activities director (how to lead a meals, program games, and keep the audience of 200 campers), handled disciplinary issues among the staff, lead staff meetings, acted as a liaison between camp and whomever we were dealing with, and maintained the overall functionality of camp.
Contact info: 12500 Camp CT NW, Poulsbo – (360) 697-1212
Company: Liberty University Grounds Crew
Years employed: 2000-2003
Jobs: Student Evening Horticulture lead
Job Description: My mentor and friend taught me the basics of horticulture and placed me in charge of the part time students. I continue to participate in horticulture today, though only as a hobby.
Skills acquired: Pushing lawn mower, walk behind lawn mower (preferably Toro Hydro 44), edger, slight cement work, pruning, weed whacking, cutting torch, welder, various tractors, chain saws, pole shears, shears, some flower maintenance, and snow plowing.
Contact info: 1971 University Blvd Lynchburg, VA 24502 (434) 582-2000
Company: Costco Wholesale
Years employed: On and off from 2003-present
Jobs: Front end assistant, cashier, produce assistant, major sales and appliances, and merchandiser.
Contact info: 10000 Mickelberry Rd NW Silverdale, WA 98383 (360) 308-2111
Ministry: Trinity Bible Fellowship
Years employed: 2006-Present
Job: Associate Pastor
Responsibilities: Discipleship and leading the Sunday evening services
Contact info: 12535 Clear Creek Rd NW Silverdale, WA 98383; firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry: Institute of Biblical Defense
Years employed: 2006-Present
Job: Vice President and Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Theology
Responsibilities: Personal training in Apologetics, writing blogs, recording lectures, and responding to emails concerning questions in apologetics.
Ministry: New Life Church
Volunteer work: Researcher, staff trainer, and group leader
Volunteer work: I have done some sermon research for the senior Pastor Wes Davis. I did some staff training as well as lead several small groups.
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Affiliation: Teen Mentor Program
Volunteer work: To meet with a troubled elementary student once a week in the hopes have leaving a positive impact on him.
Affiliation: Liberty University
Volunteer work: During my four years at Liberty university I volunteered literally hundreds of hours outside of school work. I was involved with ministry every semester while attending school.
Various volunteer positions: Prayer Leader (met with and discipled 4-6 people throughout the semester.) Spiritual Life Director (met with and discipled the 10 prayer leaders on the hall.) I applied for and was accepted as a Resident Advisor (which was a grueling six month process) but decided to turn down the position (and the 12 thousand dollars in scholarships per year) so I could continue to work at camp. Finally, I was the leader of a traveling ministry team that traveled throughout the east coast. We traveled as far north as Ohio and as far south as South Carolina. My Job was to organize rallies, prepare my team for performing various skits and songs, communicate with the destination, drive to the destination, and take care of any and all loose details.
Special Skills: Basic computer skills, (Word, Excel, etc) video editing skills, (and other tech related skills) working knowledge of French, and Leadership and Administrative skills.
Olympic High School: High School Degree
Liberty University: Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies
Biola University: Master of Arts in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics
Liberty University: PhD in Philosophical Theology (degree in progress)
Awards and Grants:
Department Award (High School)
The Chancellors Scholarship
National Dean’s list
Theology: Theology Proper, Soteriology, Hamartiology, Apologetics, Eschatology, Bibliology, Systematic Theology, and Christology
Metaphysics: Philosophy of Time, Dualism, and Free Will
Epistemology: Justification, belief, and modal logic
Ethics: Eudemonism, Natural Law, and Current Ethical Issues
Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Theology for the Institute of Biblical Defense
The Desolate Exaltation: A philosophical rumination of Life, God, and Reality
Publisher: IBD Press
Connection to work: Author
The Logos: An Introduction to a Christian Philosophy of Religion
Publisher: IBP Press
Connection to work: Co-Author
(this book is 80% complete)
God, Government, and the Road to Tyranny
Publisher: Xulon Press
Connection to work: Chapter contribution.
Hijacking the Historical Jesus: Answering Recent Attacks on the Jesus of the Bible.
Publisher: IBD Press
Connection to work: Chapter contribution
International Society of Christian Apologetics
Evangelical Philosophical Society
Evangelical Theological Society
Society of Christian Philosophers
Philosophy of Time Society
National Honor Society