who we are

Meet the team behind The Bridge

  • Pastor phil "bogey" bogear | teaching pastor

    Since moving to Bloomington in September 2017, Phil (Bogey) and Brenda have enjoyed the people, sports, and food (love food trucks) in the community.


    Bogey taught special education and coached in Attica, Indiana for 17 years. The Bogears joined full time ministry in 1998. 


    Bogey enjoys substitute teaching in Bloomington and anything that has anything to do with any sports!

    Brenda and Bogey frequent coffee shops and know for a fact that decaf coffee is just brown water. Regular. Please.


    They’ve been married for 37 years and have one daughter, Abigail. She is married and lives in Georgia. Bogey and Brenda have 2 grandchildren and absolutely adore spending time with them.


    Thanks for checking us out!


    Click here to email Pastor Bogey.

  • emily lafferty | children's director

    Emily has known Phil and Brenda Bogear her entire life, literally (she's their niece after all). Emily joined The Bridge team early on as Children's Director. A mother of 4 and Lead Teacher of the Head Start program at Grandview Elementary, Emily is always on the go!


    She's taught elementary age kids for many years and cannot wait to meet your kids and show them how much Jesus loves them! 


    Click here to email Emily.