Tom Phillips

Executive Director
Tom was part of the team of 5 who planted the ESBS in 2006.  Tom earned a B.S. in Geology from Western Carolina University and is a graduate of YWAM’s DTS and SBS programs in Lakeside, Montana.  Julia earned an English degree from UVA and can spell words that Tom didn’t even know existed.  They are the proud parents of Anna and Luke.  They both enjoy biking and camping, and hope one day when they’re done with all the Bible teaching to get very lost on a long hike in the woods.









Ellen Stark

Teacher/classroom administrator

Ellen was an ESBS student in 2011-12 and is in her fourth year on staff.  She’s a fantastic writer, she’s got a huge heart for discipleship, and she’s GREAT at inductive Bible Study.  Ellen has spent the better part of the last decade back and forth between Colorado and Mexico as she and her family have served in missions.  She did a DTS with YWAM Brisbane, she speaks fluent spanish, she loves sewing (for real) and long walks on the beach (ok I made that one up). Follow her blog here.





Caleb Ives

Teacher/classroom leader-student pastor

Caleb was an ESBS student in 2011-12 and is in his fourth year on staff.  Caleb holds a masters of theology from Regent University school of Divinity (Virginia Beach).  Before coming to the ESBS Caleb and his wife Latoya were on full-time staff at a church in Michigan.  Caleb, Latoya and their four girls (Lilly, Grace, Maya, Faith) bring a ton of life to the campus.  Caleb is a great worship leader, a solid communicator and a real people-person.  He’s a super addition to our staff.




Trey and Lizzie Rogers

Teacher/marketing coordinator

Trey and Lizzie came to the ESBS from YWAM Colorado Springs, where they were leading the DTS programs there. Lizzie did her SBS in Montana and helped pioneer the SBS program at YWAM Colorado Springs before joining Trey on DTS staff.  Trey was an ESBS student in 2013-14, and they are now in their second year on staff with the ESBS.  They bring a huge passion for excellence, and two more beautiful children to add to our ESBS family (Georgia and Daisy).