Rob grew up in Spokane, WA. He completed his undergraduate in Psychology from Whitworth University where he met his wife Barbara, who has a degree in Spanish Language and Literature. After college Rob served as the Director of Youth and Family Ministries at Grace Presbyterian Church in Littleton, CO. During this time, Barbara worked at Denver Public Schools. Rob then completed his seminary work at Louisville Seminary in Louisville, KY. For more than 20 years Rob has served as an ordained Presbyterian minister as the lead pastor in two congregations.
Rob and Barbara love small town life and believe Poulsbo will be a wonderful place to make a new home. Rob was attracted to North Point when he viewed our ministry information online. He is committed to keeping Christ at the center of our lives, focused on shared values, and seeking out the Spirit’s leading in how to serve and love our community. He is passionate about leading the effort to build a healthy church community which embraces the journey God is leading us on. His leadership at his current congregation has been blessed with a growth from 80 to more than 270 members. What most excites Rob about North Point is our shared values, the faithfulness it takes to begin a new season of ministry and our strategic location for serving the community with Christ’s love.
Rob and Barbara are parents of three sons and one daughter. Their oldest son graduated from Baylor University and now works in the commercial real estate industry in Denver, Colorado. Their second son graduated from Gonzaga University, works for Subsplash in Seattle and will be married on September 25th of this year. Their third son is entering his senior year at Texas Christian University. Their daughter will be a senior in high school.
Rob continues to have a special heart for his roots in youth ministry. He is a regular speaker at Middle School and High School retreats including Camp Spalding (where he’ll be speaking this July 18-24th), Vail Christian High School Retreat, and “RestFest”.
Rob has served as the Moderator of Denver Presbytery, been on their Committee on Ministry, Presbytery Council, and other work groups. He has travelled to Zimbabwe with a Denver Presbytery delegation as they partnered in mission with the Presbytery of Zimbabwe. Locally he has served on non-profit boards such as Vail Valley Cares and Habitat for Humanity. In addition, he is a strong advocate of building relationships with other pastors in the community. He also enjoys coaching soccer and especially soccer goalkeepers.
Personally, Rob loves spending time with his wife and family, is a passionate supporter of the Arsenal Football Club, and strives to be as good a reader as his wife Barbara. Rob enjoys training and competing in triathlons, both long and short. His two longest triathlons have been when he completed Ironman Coeur d’Alene in 2005 and 2010 (both of which, he has promised his wife, would be his last Ironman distance triathlon!). In recent years, he has taken up mountain biking and is always up for a new athletic adventure.