Philip is a long time member of our church and provides amazing leadership in Scouts and as the church’s IT Manager
Get To Know Philip
Tell us about your Family? I have three children – Christina, junior in high school; Max – freshman in high school; Alaina – in sixth grade.
Where were you born/how long have you been in Arizona? I’ve lived in Arizona since 1997, previously having lived in Utah, Florida and Texas. I am third generation Native Texan.
What was your first job? Intern for the City of Houston Parks & Recreation Department. My first full-time job was federal/ National Park Ranger.
Share with us one joy you have experienced at First UMC Gilbert? My longest and largest joy around FUMCG is the Scouting Ministry and their 90+ year dedication to it – watching the Scouts grow up, learn, and experience new life adventures.
Who has influenced your life the most? My maternal grandfather. He taught me core values, faith, and a love of the outdoors, and lead by demonstrating rather than talking.
What restaurant in Gilbert is your favorite? In Gilbert – it is Joe’s BBQ. In the East Valley, it is Si Senor Mexican Cuisine.
When you meet God, what do you want to say to Him? “Thank you for many blessings and my children.”