Phil was born and raised in Indiana. He and his wife Tammie started dating while both were attending Ball State University. Since college Phil has worked in Marketing for John Deere Company, and has lived in Cary since 2007. Their son Jacob is currently a student at Wake Tech Community College. Phil enjoys being outdoors whether it be golfing, fly fishing, hunting or biking. Phil and his family have been attending Trinity Park since 2015. He and Tammie are active in acommunity group, and he and Jacob are involved with the worship set-up team.