Rob is the co-founder and current co-pastor of City Square Church, a new and innovative United Methodist faith community in downtown Phoenix. As a networker, speaker, husband and father, he leads others in spiritual formation, building community, and developing critical thinking skills. Rob uses technology and social media to bring others together around new, innovative and creative ideas that aim to make our communities and the world a better place. Rob served as the United Methodist campus minister at Arizona State University for five years. During that time he served terms as vice-president and president of the ASU interfaith council and as co-chair of the United Methodist Campus Ministry Association. In 2010 Rob founded the “Relevance LEAD” conference, an annual event that brings together young leaders and creatives to share new ideas and best practices in reaching young adults for The UMC. He loves traveling, spending time with his family, Major League Baseball, and running.
In June 2012 Rob was honored with Claremont School of Theology’s “Distinguished Alumni” award for his work in campus ministry, social networking, and with Relevance LEAD.
Education: Claremont School of Theology ’06 (Mdiv), Long Beach State University ’02 (BA Psychology)
Rob’s talk from Ignite Phoenix #14: “Why Being Spiritual May Be Better Than Being Religious.”