Hi I am Phil and welcome to my site. I’m a native of Anchorage, Alaska, who has lived from that extreme corner of the continent to the other extreme corner – Florida. In between these extremes, I’ve resided in Vancouver, B.C., Minneapolis, Minnesota, and most recently in Fort Worth, Texas, where my beautiful wife Stephanie (who is my co-pastor) and I planted The Eucatastrophe in the fall of 07.
Anchorage, AK Public Schools
BSOE from Wayland Baptist University, Alaska Campus, 1999 (Bachelor Of Science Of Occupational Education in Religion).
M.Div. from Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University, Waco TX, 2003 (World Missions).
2012-Present: Sogo Media, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, World Wide
2012-Present: One Campaign, Regional Faith Leader, Fort Worth (TX)
2012: The River Gathering, Facilitator/Retreat Leader, Albuquerque (NM)
2012-Present: Huffington Post, Contributing Author, Huffington Post
2011: Soularize, Workshop Leader On Scripture Is Not Our God?, San Diego (CA)
2011: Outlaw Preacher [re]Union, Keynote Speaker, Nashville (TN)
2011: Inhabit Conference, Workshop Leader on Virtual Church, Seattle (WA)
2011: The Practice Of Love, Contributing Author, Civitas Press
2011: EvoYouth, Master Of Ceremonies/Keynote Speaker, Dallas (TX)
2010: Outlaw Preacher [re]Union, Keynote Speaker, Memphis (TN)
2010: NTA CYF Conference, Keynote Speaker, Athens (TX)
2009-Present: TransFORM Network, Leadership Team, USA.
2009: CYLS (Leadership/Planning Week For The Young Adults), Keynote Speaker, Brownwood (TX).
2008: NEA CYF Conference, Keynote Speaker, Athens (TX).
2007-Present: The Eucatastrophe, Co-Pastor/Communal Architect, Fort Worth (TX).
2006-2007: Solomon’s Porch, Teaching Team, Minneapolis (MN).
2003-2005: Mosaic, Community Pastor, Austin (TX).
2001-2003: Truett Theological Seminary, Spiritual Director, Waco (TX).
2000-2003: UBC, Lay Pastor/Decon, Waco (TX).
2001: Central Baptist Church, Associate Pastor (Intern), Miami (FL).
2001: Passport Camps, Camp Pastor, Daytona Beach (FL).
1998-2000: Christ Community Church, Team Pastor, Anchorage (AK).
1996-1997: Faith Baptist Church, Youth Intern, Anchorage (AK).
Throughout the last 17 years in my journey as a speaker, pastor, lay leader, mentor, and writer, I have helped create and facilitate many different experiences via public speaking, spiritual formation mentoring, writing, pastoral counseling, preaching, and alternative worship events in the organizations and communities in which I have been a part. I enjoy the freedom of creating something that has a holistic impact upon people’s lives, deepening and enlivening others’ communion with God.
Love The Creator, Love The Creation, & Embrace Beauty. Amen