Worship Arts Director

1.) What name/nickname do you prefer to be called?

I’ve discovered that people in my life are split 50/50 across the Phil/Phillip divide which works out well, because I enjoy being called both equally.

2.) If you could write your own job title that best describes what you do here, what would it be?

Grabber of items on upper shelves, and Worshiper!

3.) What is your favorite verse from The Bible?

John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

I love this verse because Jesus really brings it home here for me as a disciple and it serves as my litmus test for how I’m doing. Jesus delivers the big picture three times, knowing already that I would need a certain level of simplicity and repetition if I am to follow him in showing God’s love to those around me.

4.) What volunteering or passion projects do you do outside of work?

I am also a mental health counselor and am passionate about promoting positive mental health. In my free time I play guitar, voraciously consume music, spend way too much time looking at guitars and gear, and spend time with my wife on our old dairy farm. I also volunteer for a week every summer at The American Legion Buckeye Boys State as a counselor.

5.) What is your favorite cereal?

Though Emily (My wife) makes fun of me for it, (lovingly of course,) I enjoy “old man” cereal, particularly Frosted Mini Wheats.

6.) Which way does your toilet paper hang on the wall – over or under?

Over, but if it’s flipped the other way, it’s a good time to be thankful that I have thumbs and can adapt!

7.) What are three things still left on your bucket list?

Raise a family with my amazing wife; Record an album of original songs; and go backpacking in Yosemite.