Who Am I? (WoW Write-up)

This is for the book that our women’s ministry wants to publish and its provincial caravans:

Shorter version:

Lorybeth is a daughter of the King, a scribe and worshipper at the feet of Jesus.  An agent of His transformative grace, she co-labors with Him in the boardrooms of Heaven and earth, through intercession and by offering her professions as platforms for the advancement of God’s Kingdom on earth. 

A CPA Lawyer in commercial legal practice with focus on Tax, Corporate and Data Privacy, she amassed local and cross-border experience as an external counsel and in-house tax manager to a number of well-known multinational companies. Currently, she is a pioneer of Insights Abogado Philippines, member firm of Zaid Ibrahim & Co, an ASEAN law firm now present in 10 ASEAN countries. She also acts as the Assistant Corporate Secretary of the British Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines.  Before her pivot to the legal arena, she was an account manager in a multinational FMCG company, and while studying law was a finance manager in a start-up IT company and research associate for a USAID project. 

She earned her degrees in Business Administration & Accountancy (cum laude)  and Juris Doctor, from the University of the Philippines, receiving awards for leadership. She passed the CPA board exams in October 2001 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2010. She is also a graduate of Life Growth Inc’s courses on Integrated Bible Studies, Christian Life Skills and Faith Coaching, and Pastor Francis Frangipane’s In Christ Image Training I and II.

A member of choirs and worship teams since childhood, she loves traditional and contemporary worship styles.  In the churches where she grew up, she was a youth group leader and later lead a women’s ministry.  In her spare time, she blogs on God’s daily demonstrations and revelations, for the purposes of encouraging others and preparing content for books that God will lead her to write. Led to Women of Wonder last October 2016, she serves as part of the WoW worship team and as Corporate Secretary. 

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Lorybeth has a heart to impart God’s power to supernaturally restore marriages.  She is a happy wife to Michael, with whom she has three furbabies. They attend services at Windwatch Makati on Thursdays and New Life the Fort on Sundays, and regularly livestream with Planetshakers. 

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Longer version:

Lorybeth is a daughter of the King, a scribe and worshipper at His feet. Thanks to God’s relentless pursuit, she continues to experience and is an agent of His grace and transformation.  She co-labors with Christ in the board rooms of Heaven and Earth, through prayer and by offering her professions as platforms for the advancement of His Kingdom on earth. 

By profession, she is a CPA Lawyer in commercial legal practice with focus on Tax, Corporate and Data Privacy matters.  She began her career as a Key Account / Business Development Manager in a leading multinational in the fast-moving consumer goods industry. Following such three-year stint, she studied law while working as a Channel Development Manager and acting Finance Head of a start-up IT company for two years. Her final years in law school were complemented with a three-year legal research experience through projects at the UP Law Center and US AID funded agencies. In the next seven years, Lorybeth, as a lawyer, amassed local and cross-border experience as an external counsel and in-house tax manager to a number of well-known multinational companies. Currently, she is one of the pioneers of newly-established Insights Law, the Philippine member firm of Zaid Ibrahim & Co, an ASEAN law firm now present in 10 ASEAN countries. 

She earned her degrees in Business Administration & Accountancy (cum laude)  and Juris Doctor, from the University of the Philippines, receiving awards for leadership as President of the UP Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants and UP Law Student Government. She passed the CPA board examination in October 2001 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2010. She is also a graduate of Life Growth Inc’s courses on Integrated Bible Studies, Christian Life Skills and Faith Coaching, and Pastor Francis Frangipane’s In Christ Image Training I and II.

As a member of choirs and worship teams since childhood, she loves the fusion of traditional hymns and contemporary worship, and has experienced its transformative power. She serves as part of the WoW worship team and as Corporate Secretary to its legal entity. Her previous ministry involvement include leading a local church’s women’s ministry and being part of a church youth group’s leadership team.  In her spare time, she blogs to document God’s demonstrations of goodness, love and wisdom in her life, for the purpose of  encouraging others as He has encouraged her and preparing content for books that He will lead her to write.

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Lorybeth has experienced and desires to impart God’s power to supernaturally restore marriages. She is a happy wife to Michael, with whom she has three furbabies. They continue to hold on to God’s promise of having their own children, and look forward to sharing testimonies about it in the near future.

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