Rev. Phil Hart was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. The youngest child of John and Carolyn Hart, Phil began pastoral ministry when he was 20 years old. Rev. Hart has an undergraduate degree in psychology, a Master of Divinity, a Master of Theology, and a Master of Arts in Organizational Communication.
Rev. Hart has served many roles in the Church including: local pastor, professor of theology and communication, and Interim Conference Minister for the Ohio, Illinois and Northern California Nevada Conferences of the United Church of Christ.
He is a Licensed Social Worker in Ohio and has worked in a number of positions in the non-profit/social welfare world including children’s services investigator, court liaison, national Director of Professional Development for the National Youth Advocate Program, and as a trainer for the Institute of Human Services.