Pastor Branden, a Detroit Native and Wayne State Grad, comes to us from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. 

Prior to being at St. Philip, Pastor Branden spent time during seminary working with an inner city Church in Columbus, Ohio and worked at Stony Lake Lutheran Camp during college. 

“My faith has been shaped most at Stony Lake, a Christian summer camp run through Living Water Ministries,” Hunt said. “During my seven summers at Stony Lake Camp, I served as a counselor, program director, and co-camp director. Each summer helped my faith to grow by seeing young people learn about God. Seeing young people embrace the message of Christ at camp constantly reminds me of God’s hands at work.”

Pastor believes a church should be focused on the youth as well as being an inclusive place for all people. 

 "St. Philip is a wonderful place, and I am so blessed to have the opportunity to be a leader here.