Rev. Phil Heiser was born and raised in Olympia, Washington. He was baptized at his grandparent’s and mother’s church, Immanuel LBC in Pasadena. He was raised in a Christian home and returned to the Lutheran Brethren through the “Alpha Way” Bible College program. He graduated from Washington State University in 1994 and began a career in information technology. After graduating from Lutheran Brethren Seminary in 2006, he served churches in Alexandria, Minnesota and Maple Park, Washington. He and his wife Wendy live in Everett, Washington. They have two children.