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 every January at Wesley Theological Seminary. 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)