Phil Vogel was born in Miami, Florida, where his parents served in inner-city ministry as a pastor and teacher. When Phil was in the fourth grade, his family moved to Manning, Iowa, where he finished his primary and secondary education. Phil attended Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska, where he graduated with a degree in Sports Management and Business in 2010. The Lord called him back to Concordia a couple of years later to complete his elementary education degree in 2013. From 2013-2021 he taught a combination of  3rd, 4th and 5th grades at Zion Lutheran School in Kearney, Nebraska. In 2021, Phil accepted a call to teach in Concordia Ignite and join the Concordia Omaha family!  

Phil married his wife, Leah, in 2013. They have been blessed with a son, Camden, and a daughter, Lydia. In his free time, Phil enjoys spending time with his family, reading, traveling, sports, and outdoor activities.