David Phillips was raised in Orem, Utah. He served a mission in Central England. He earned a bachelor’s degree from BYU in Provo in electronics engineering and a master’s degree from University of New Mexico in computing and information science. He taught 14 years full time and 15 years part time at various universities and 27 years working in industry.
David and Kaylene met at David’s mission report. All six of their children are married and they have 13 grandchildren. They will serve as education missionaries at BYU–Hawaii. In their spare time, they said they like to bike, hike and camp.