A 2008 graduate of North Park Seminary, Pastor Phil is in his fourth year as our pastor.
He graduated from North Park College in 1990 with a degree in Business Communication and a minor in Psychology. While he was at North Park, he also completed the Secondary Education program and earned a teaching license in the state of Illinois in English and speech. He did his student teaching at North Park Elementary and Lane Tech, both here in Chicago, and taught in the classroom for three years on the mission field-2 years in Congo, 1 year in Cameroon.
He enjoys life with his wife Kerry, three kids: Colleen, Caleb & Erin; three cats: Jack, Kora, & Pesto-whom the rest of his family calls Hazel; a couple ferrets, a few fish, and an English Setter named Colby Jane-Colby for the road on which she was born, and Jane for the name her birth mother gave her.
He and his family love to camp, canoe, play Frisbee golf and ultimate Frisbee together. When his back doesn’t slow him down, he enjoys playing pick-up basketball and occasionally volleyball. He’s fond of coffee and doughnuts. The word on the street is that he has an occasional hankering for garlic-stuffed olives. (Who likes garlic-stuffed olives?) When he has time, he likes to read all sorts of stuff and has been known to occasionally memorize poetry. He has a passion for Scripture and finds joy in study and community.
Pastor Phil can be reached through the church office or at phil(at)ravenscov.org