Phil Dieke grew up in the small town of Fair Grove, MO - population finally broke 1,000 in the year 2000 (it was a big deal). Dieke attended Missouri State University for his undergraduate degree, worked at a church in Springfield, MO for one year, then moved to Dallas to work at Highland Park UMC and recently received his Masters from SMU.
Phil loves being in ministry with college students and young adults, as he believes this demographic asks the tough questions, wants to positively impact this world, and is willing to do what it take to make a difference. He enjoys coffee and lunch meetings to talk through life's greatest (simplest) problems and celebrations. Dieke also loves sports, traveling, and pretty much anything that involves warm weather and water (i.e. the lake, ocean, river, etc.).
Ironically, Phil really hates writing in third person, thus I will finish this in the first person.
I am married to Jessi and have a toddler named Nora who keeps our lives hectic and exciting. We, as a family, are always excited to meet new college students who are interested in connecting to the church... and who like to babysit... just sayin! We look forward to seeing you on campus or at HPUMC!