Rob grew up in both St. Louis and Dallas, and later attended Texas A & M University. On a college retreat, Rob came to know the true meaning of the Gospel. He learned that Jesus overcomes our sin and frees us to live in complete peace with Him.  Rob began to develop a deep and meaningful relationship with Jesus for the first time in his life.

Rob immersed himself in ministry, volunteering with youth ministries, interning at churches, and working at Christian camps.  After graduation, Rob answered God’s call to enter full-time ministry at a church in Katy, Texas, near Houston.

While there, Rob became reacquainted with Kimmy whom he had met in college. They were married in 1995 and moved to Massachusetts, where Rob received a Masters of Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Kimmy’s story is not entirely different from Rob’s, learning about Jesus Christ through a Young Life high school program. She learned a great deal about walking faithfully with the Lord and leading others into a deep relationship with Him during her time as a backpacking guide at Young Life’s Wilderness Ranch.

Together, Rob and Kimmy have served churches in Washington, D.C. and Washington State before joining us at Southport. They have four children: MacKenzie (1998), Joseph (2001), Annabelle (2002), and Sammy (2004) and a dog named Houston.  Rob is a big fan of his kids and loves having four teenagers.  What a ride!