Phil was born and raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He became a Christian his freshman year. After receiving his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University, he attended Princeton University where he received his Ph.D. Phil is a professor of mechanical engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, where he has worked for 28 years – 24 as a professor with a stint of 4 years as Vice President for Academic Affairs. Phil has been married to Rachel (by far his better half) for 30 years, and they have two sons, Wesley (24) and Stephen (19). Phil has taught numerous classes and small groups at Eastside including the “Young Marrieds” (which turned into the “Homebuilders”) and the College class.
I was born in Huntington, Long Island in 1961. After high school, I enlisted and served 3.5 years in the army. In 1985, I came to Terre Haute and attended college at Ivy Tech Community College. I was introduced to the gospel and was baptized in the mid 1980's at Eastside Church of Christ. My wife and I started the Shine Time ministry in the early 1990's and I have led this ever since. In addition, I have served as a deacon for the past several years. My wife and I are both involved in the jail/prison ministry.
Randy was born in Princeton, IN but has lived in Terre Haute for 38 years. He became a member at Eastside in 1992, when he became a Christian. Randy served as a deacon in the role of treasurer prior to becoming an elder in 2013. He married Terri in 1992. They met on a blind date. Terri was born and raised in Terre Haute and has attended Eastside as long as she can remember. She became a Christian when she was 12. They have 2 children, Nick and Katie, who enjoyed their time in the youth group at Eastside and miss it now that they are in college. Randy’s hobbies include hunting, fishing and shooting. The family enjoys playing cards and board games.
Born and raised in Terre Haute, Tom was child number 4 of 6 children in his family. They attended Eastside until he was 8, then his father started preaching at another congregation in town. He put on Christ in baptism when he was 11. He met his wife, Kelly, in their youth group and started dating during Senior Week at Camp Wabashi. They were married in 1985. Upon graduation from college they moved to Indianapolis for 10 years, before the company he worked for moved them back to Terre Haute in 1995. They have been members at Eastside since. Tom served as Deacon of Education prior to becoming an Elder in 2010. They have three children: Drew, Bryce and Sydney, all of whom live in Terre Haute and are members of Eastside. Tom likes to do puzzles and to watch football and basketball, and loves to golf, fish and serve the Lord.