Man, Philip Dezern, Staff Consultant, standing outside, smiling

Philip Dezern

Staff Consultant

Philip has been part of Church ministry for over 50% of his life, serving as a youth minister for a majority of that time. In that capacity he created 50-member college internship programs, service camps with 400+ participants each summer, and has eaten more pizza than humanly necessary. Philip has also taken on roles in his parishes as Director of Adult and Children Formation.

Philip is a graduate of University of Saint Francis with a bachelor’s in ministry and is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a master’s in social work. These degrees have allowed Philip to facilitate counseling groups at his churches and with other organizations.

Philip has a daughter whom he spoils, and a wife who has lovingly tolerated him for over 20 years. Philip loves ministry and feels that by being a good minister of God in his community Church, this hopefully makes him a better husband and father at his domestic church. He lives in Grand Rapids, MI.