Rob is passionate about serving God with all of one's heart, soul and mind. Grateful to be part of a church with a heart for serving the community, Rob has been COF's lead pastor since 1998 having previously served churches in Springfield, Alexandria, Richmond and Tidewater. Educated at Randolph-Macon College, Wesley Theological Seminary, UVA, and at the University of Pennsylvania where Rob earned a Ph.D. in sexuality education (a joint program in the School of Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, and Medical School), Rob also teaches for the United Methodist connection in the arena of sexual ethics and has served as adjunct faculty at Wesley Theological Seminary and Randolph-Macon College. A delegate to the denomination's 2016, 2019 & 2020 General and Jurisdictional Conferences, Rob also currently serves on the General Board of Church & Society.
Recent media interviews have included: "Debate over Syrian Refugees intensifies," (November 2015 WUSA9), "Methodist Minister Supports Gay Marriage" (May 5, 2014 WUSA9), & Virginia UMC Day of Holy Conversation (video available beginning 52:00 here http://livestream.com/VAUMC/HolyConversation)