Dr. Jon Thompson, Executive Director

Jon coordinates the work at Cambridge House. He studied philosophy and classics at the University of Alabama, earned an M.A. at Heythrop College, and was awarded a PhD in philosophy from King’s College London. Jon has held research fellowships at the University of Cambridge and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His academic research and teaching focuses on philosophy of religion and early modern philosophy. His first book, The Metaphysics of Resurrection in 17th-Century Philosophy, was published in 2022. Jon has also spent many years helping faculty and students think about issues at the intersection of scholarship and faith – through conferences, academic fellowships, and writing groups. He is thrilled about carrying on this work at Cambridge House. Jon is married to Meredith, and they have four young children. Although originally from Alabama, Jon and Meredith spent most of the last decade living in England. Jon is a supporter of the Crimson Tide and enjoys gardening, hiking, and the novels of the American South.

Amanda Terrell, Communications Coordinator

Amanda is from Virginia Beach and is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She brings experience in communications, photography, and event coordination to Cambridge House and looks forward to connecting with students. Amanda is passionate about discipleship and biblical literacy and enjoys serving in women’s ministry at church. She and her husband Barrett are expecting a baby girl in June, and they can’t wait to welcome her to the world!

Lydia Marlin, Intern

Lydia holds a bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from The King’s College in New York City. During her time in college, she served in various ministry roles at King’s and with the Navigators. After graduating, she worked in marketing and communications, as well as in fundraising for non-profit organizations and higher education. Lydia is passionate about deep community, intentional discipleship, and specialty coffee. In the coming year, Lydia will focus on supporting hospitality and communications at Cambridge House.