|Dr. Michael Mates, Thinker and Writer|
Dr. Michael Mates serves as part of the FPIW writing and research team after a career as a foreign diplomat in the U.S. State department which included posts in Pakistan, Australia, Romania, and most recently at the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau, Moldova. His career also included posting in the State Department as Regional Officer for Central and Western Europe in the Office of International Religious Freedom. A native of Washington State, Dr. Mates received a BA in Latin and an MA in Classics from the University of Washington before earning his Ph.D in Historical Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. In addition to working for peppercorn wages with FPIW, Dr. Mates teaches at Northwest University. He and his wife now reside in Monroe, Washington.