Brother Phillip professed his first vows in 2017. Though devoutly ecumenical, Brother Phillip is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and works towards spreading the progressive Christian voice. He leads weekly guided meditations, facilitates small spiritual journey groups, and is a member of his congregation's church council and choir. He also is a huge advocate for volunteerism - donating his own time to tutoring, service to those in need, and to social justice advocacy. Brother Phillip has degrees in Theology and Philosophy from Elmhurst College and a Masters of Art in Teaching from Rockford University. He is currently serving as a third grade teacher in northern Illinois. Brother also has a prayer bead ministry - making prayer beads and giving them away to people.


While he loves working with children to help them learn, Brother Phillip is also an avid learner himself and intends to finish his M.Div. degree in the near future. He loves to laugh, read, journal, serve others, play piano or the cedar flute, be outdoors, swim, canoe, hang out with loved ones, and try new pizza places. Currently, he is learning how to rewrite many of the Psalms using his words and even how to create psalms of his own. Brother lives with his partner and their Australian Shepherd, Orion, at the Order's "Theotokos House". Since "ministry of the moment" is such a huge component to the Charitist religious life, a saying that continues to encourage Brother Phillip in his vocation is: "Charity starts at home".

For the sake of the Kingdom