Pastor Phil has three children – Abby, Thomas, and Jacob.
He has pastored churches in Virginia and Illinois. His first call was to Bethany Lutheran in Waynesboro, VA, the second oldest Church in the LCMS having been founded in 1772. For nine years, he served as pastor of Lord of Life Church, Elburn, Illinois. He graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO, and has an undergraduate degree from Concordia University in St. Paul, MN. He was born and raised in Illinois, outside of Chicago.
Pastor Phil has a passion for developing creative ways of using technology in ministry and worship. Be sure to visit his blog at philressler.com.
In his free time, Pastor Phil enjoys spending time with family, flying his drone, and running. He is also an avid reader and is always up for new adventures.