Hi friends! My name is Philip, and I appreciate you checking out my page. Some things about me: I’m 31, I love Jesus, my family, coffee, and most sports. I am a youth pastor in the Sacramento area, and am also currently a Master of Divinity student at Western Seminary.  I am married to the most amazing woman I could ever imagine, Carissa. Together, we have two kids, a beautiful girl named Reagan and a baby boy named Caden.

Trials & Triumphs was born out of a place of me needing an outlet for a wide range of feelings, thoughts, struggles, and successes. I write about things I’m studying, reading, heard in a sermon, but mostly stuff I am trying to work through. I am not an expert in anything I am writing about. I am a product of grace, who is still in process. My desire is to live everyday doing the next right thing, and trying to discover how to pursue my purpose in Christ. I hope you find encouragement in the fact that others are dealing with the same stuff you are.

Thanks for visiting!