BookstoreCalendarCareer ServicesCoffeeshopDirectoryLibraryTutoring

President Bio


In 2010, Philip Boom left a successful career in the business world to serve as founding chair of the Business Department at Emmaus and instructor and mentor to Business Administration majors. Under his guidance, the program has continued to grow in size and excellence.  Phil also served as the assistant men’s soccer coach at Emmaus for three seasons.

Phil has been actively involved with youth and camp ministries for many years in a variety of roles. He has served as a board member at Hickory Cove Bible Camp, Taylorsville, North Carolina, for the last nine years, and provided leadership as chair from 2008-2012.  Phil and his family often serve together as camp staff.  Prior to his move to Dubuque, Phil served as elder at Brandywine Bible Chapel, Wilmington, Delaware.  He now serves as elder at Asbury Community Chapel in Dubuque.

Mr. Boom joined the Emmaus faculty after gaining extensive business experience at the DuPont Company in Wilmington, Delaware.  During his tenure there, Phil held a variety of responsibilities in areas of business development, marketing, operations management, and global business leadership.

Phil Boom holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and an MBA in Marketing and International Business from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.  Phil has lived in the U.S., U.K., Netherlands, Brazil, and Canada, and he is fluent in English and Dutch, and capable in French.

Phil and his wife Evelyn have five children and three grandchildren.  In May 2006, their son Andrew graduated from Emmaus with the Certificate in Biblical Studies, and their daughter Christina is a current Emmaus student pursuing majors in Bible/Theology and Nursing.  Phil and his family enjoy summer camp ministry, traveling to visit family, and attending major league baseball games.  Phil has attended MLB games at all but a few major league stadiums in the U.S.