Phil currently serves as the Associate Director of Connectional Ministries Office. With a focus on existing church development, Phil serves as a consultant on all aspects of local church life.
Phil graduated from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and the dual degree program in business and theology at Emory resulting in both an MBA and an MDiv. During his Doctor of Ministry work at the United Theological Seminary, he completed three books with Abingdon Press entitled Using the Five Senses to Tell Gods Story: Children's Sermons for the New Common Lectionary - Years A, B & C. He has taught Religious Leadership and Administration as adjunct faculty at the Candler School of Theology in both the MDiv. and Course of Study for the past 15 years.
His previous appointments include: Grayson UMC, Peachtree Road UMC, Gainesville First UMC, Stark UMC and Lowell UMC.
He and his wife Elizabeth have been married for more than 24 years and have three children, Daniel, Kathryn and Paul. For fun, Phil enjoys a challenging game of Scrabble or a thoughtful film.
This is Phil’s first General Conference.