Phil Staurseth, Pastor

A 2008 graduate of North Park Theological Seminary, Pastor Phil is in his sixth year as the pastor at Ravenswood.

He graduated from North Park College 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 in Africa.

Before serving our church, pastor Phil was the director of Covenant Park Bible Camp near Duluth, Minnesota, a role he filled for 10 years.

He enjoys life with his wife Kerry, three kids, three cats and an English Setter named Colby Jane.

He and Kerry love to camp, canoe, snowshoe, ski, and take pictures. He enjoys playing pick-up basketball and occasionally Frisbee. When he has time, he likes to read all sorts of stuff and has been known to occasionally memorize poetry. He has just started to learn to play the banjo.  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)

“God can do anything, you know – far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!" Ephesians 3:20. The Message