Brother Phillip professed his first vows in 2017 and life vows in 2021. A member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), he is a “Minister of Word and Sacrament”. He has a BA in Theology and Philosophy from Elmhurst University and a Masters of Art in Teaching from Rockford University. He taught third graders for several years before graduating with his M.Div. from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He currently serves as pastor of a parish in rural Illinois where he lives with his spouse, Jay and their dog, Orion.