Philip graduated in June 2017 with his Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. As graduation loomed large for Phil, Dr. Cunningham asked Phil to assist and lecture for Providence’s Intro to Western Philosophy during the Spring 2017 semester. During that class, Phil became more interested in being a part of the Providence community and helping it grow into a thriving, well-known Christian Liberal Arts institution. He jumped at the opportunity to join the Admissions team at Providence and engage prospective students entering emerging adulthood. More importantly, Philip finds education to be one of his passions!
Well-known for a bit of humor and deep conversation, Philip found the chance to be an Admissions Counselor an exciting challenge and opportunity to serve young people during their first big life decision. Phil wants to engage prospective students during their overwhelming and exciting time by providing guidance and encouragement as a student weighs all the possible options. As Phil thinks, “The biggest question we need to ask young people isn’t merely the facts of an institution, its prominence, or glamor; instead, we need to ask young people to imagine themselves at a place that enables growth into adulthood and what it means for them to educate themselves for an ever changing world. Thus, it means thinking critically, engaging broadly in different subjects, writing purposefully, and better understanding who the God of the Gospel is. In a word, it means Christian Liberal Arts Education.”
Phil grew up in Pennsylvania, went to school at Cedarville University for a BA, then came to California. When you don’t find him doing his job, you can catch him playing basketball mainly, but he does enjoy playing a good game of soccer or volleyball. If he isn’t doing that, then he probably is working out. You may catch a glimpse of his writing journal and the multiple books he is reading, whether that be the Bible, philosophy, theology, ethics, or poetry. You might get him to open up about his love of comics and his obsession with Cleveland sports teams. Additionally, you can find Phil making plans for some weekend adventure. Moreover, Phil cares deeply about the spiritual formation of Christians and the way they engage culture and education.