Philip Rose has been involved in ministry for over 25 years–as a worship leader, lead pastor and church planter. He was ordained in the Reformed Church in America (RCA) in 2007 and has since served as a pastor in Holland (MI), Sheboygan (WI) and Kalamazoo (MI). In 2017, Philip joined the staff of the Bridge (Portage, MI) as a Church Planting Pastor and began the process of launching The Living Well Church in February 2018.
A graduate of the University of Iowa (Go Hawkeyes!) and Western Theological Seminary (Go…Jesus?), Philip also attended Hope College, Calvin College and the University of Chicago (Hmm…what does that tell you?) In addition to his ministry experience, he has worked as the Director of Artistic Operations at the Grand Rapids Symphony (1992-1999) and served as an adjunct professor at Calvin College and Kuyper College.
Philip has been married to his best friend Heidi for 33 years. They have three adult children–Matthew (Katharine), Andrew (Claire) and Mary–and five grandchildren—Ezra, Simon, Elena, Judah and Jesse. Philip and Heidi enjoy hiking, traveling, sharing a good meal or glass of wine with friends, watching Cubs baseball and doing projects around their house together.