Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Phil was struck with a passion for global justice during his time studying at Massey University. He encountered extreme poverty face-to-face during his time in Peru and India as he explored “voluntourism”. After completing his study and returning to Australia, Phil worked with asylum seekers before relocating to the United States in 2012. Not long after his move Phil began working at an organization in his local community focusing on urban poverty and tackling it’s unique challenges, a worldwide organization focused on local community partnerships, and now serves as the Director of Engagement at Cornerstone Church

Phil has also completed a post-graduate Diploma of Divinity from the Australian College of Theology, and says that he is especially proud of his collaboration on the Heal The World book that was released in 2012. Phil believes he was created to serve, and is committed to improvement. 

Phil currently resides in Toledo, OH, USA with his wife Meredith and son Theodore Brave