Phill was born and raised in Seattle, Washington in a Christian home with a family that loves the Lord. It was early in Jr High he met his later-to-be wife, Emily, whom he married in college. Phill and Emily have an energetic little boy, Isaiah, and a beautiful little girl, Naomi.     

Phill graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from George Fox University in Portland, Oregon. Phill and Emily moved back to Seattle where he worked as a mechanical design engineer in the automotive and aerospace industries. It was out of this engineering career that God called him and Emily into full time ministry. He went to work for New Life Church in Renton as assistant Campus Pastor for their first multi-site church plant before moving to Montana to be a part of Canvas.

We love spending time outdoors, dirt biking, spending time with family and friends, and hiking with our dog (named Montana!). We love our church, and love to see the miraculous things that God is doing through it!