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Personal Bio: I was born in Nebraska but raised in a distant suburb of Minneapolis, MN. At 18, I moved to the Chicago area to attend Wheaton College and eventually Wheaton Graduate School. It was at Wheaton I met Susan and we eventually married in 1994. Since then, we have brought 4 children into the world and that pretty much keeps us on our toes. Also in the year 1994, we moved to Connecticut where I began my ministry career and we were there until arriving here in the Boston area in 2007. Our family loves hockey, soccer, and snowboarding (except for Susan who is the lone skier). We also try to get to a beach at least once every week in the summer months … so we love that too! On a personal note, I enjoy being a pastor and writing. And Grace Community is a great church to serve and do both. 

Ministry Bio: As I rode in the back seat of my parent’s car on my way to my first year of college, I was convinced I was going to be a lawyer. My how things have changed. It was in my college years that I discovered that I loved three primary subjects. One was communicating via speaking. So my first major was in communications. Second, I love history. And the third love was philosophy. It was when I stumbled into my first theology class that I learned that theology is essentially the study of history and philosophy combined into one. I couldn’t get enough! I have a BA in Biblical Theology, a BA in Communications and an MA in Theology from Wheaton College and Wheaton Graduate School. I then spent thirteen years in Connecticut serving at my first church as the youth pastor (8 years) and then the teaching pastor (5 years). I was able to experience a healthy, growing community during that time. Eventually, God nudged myself and my family towards a new role in a new church and that led me to Grace Community in 2007 to serve as their Lead Pastor. I love the church family hear and the passion for the region. After almost 7 years in ministry at Grace Community, we are seeing God move in some amazing ways. Awesome!

Email Rob at: robs@grace-community.org