Greg was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1957. He was raised Roman Catholic, and lived in the city of Pittsburgh with his parents and three siblings until the age of 12. He then moved “to the suburbs”, and eventually began attending Young Life, a non-denominational Christian outreach for High School students. It was his involvement in Young Life that would cause him to come to know Jesus as Savior and Lord, and eventually have a major impact in leading Greg to full time ministry.
He attended college at the University of Pittsburgh, majoring initially in Chemical Engineering. However, he became a Young Life volunteer leader, and part-time youth minister, and would eventually change his major to Religious Studies and Philosophy and move toward joining the Episcopal Church.
Following graduation from college, Greg married Meredith, also a Young Life volunteer leader (as well as Young Life staff), whom he met while they were working together in youth ministry. Several years later, he attended Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry.
Greg has served as an assistant at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania; as associate at Christ Church, San Antonio, Texas; and has been Rector of St. Luke’s on Hilton Head Island since 1992. Greg and Meredith have been married for thirty-three years, and have three children: Bethany, 27; Daniel, 24; and Aaron, 22. He enjoys his family, golf (in reality, most sports: recreational, or spectator!), reading, and playing guitar.
Born in Worcester, MA, Kathie grew up in Holden, MA., was baptized a Methodist, confirmed a Lutheran, and confirmed an Episcopalian. She has been a Christian since her very early teens.
Kathie earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Elementary Education with a specialty in Early Childhood from Worcester State College, and an Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University. She also graduated from the Diaconate Training Program in the Diocese of South Carolina.
Kathie married Bill Phillips in 1964 and they have three children and eleven grandchildren. During their marriage, they have lived in Holden, MA, Oxen Hill, MD, Vietnam, Holden, MA, Camberly, Surry, England, Holden, MA, Hendersonville, NC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Worcester, MA, Bangkok, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Hilton Head Island, SC.
She has taught in public, private and Christian schools here in the United States and overseas. Started one school and was the Director for two Christian preschools, one in Hendersonville and the other here at St. Luke’s. She spent several years in retail sales, first as a Sales Manager and then as Human Resource Manager. When no teaching positions were available and she was a partner in a small women’s clothing store for a year, she moved with her family to Malaysia. She worked as the Business Manager at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Worcester and as Parish Secretary here at St Luke’s.
Kathie was ordained to the Vocational Diaconate in the Diocese of South Carolina and serves here at St. Luke’s. She is a missionary with Global Teams in the area of Member Care for Missionaries and as a Regional Mobilization Coordinator.