As a consultant for churches and nonprofits Rob has a passion for being a connector who coaches professional and volunteer leaders and teams around innovative ideas, projects, events, and partnerships. Rob brings strategic planning, fundraising, networking, adaptive leadership, writing, and public speaking skills to organizations and movements focused on positively impacting individual lives and communities.


2016 – Today



2012 – 2015

City Square Church

Co-Founder &

2007 – 2012

The Wesley Foundation at Arizona State University

Campus Minister &
Executive Director

Rob’s Story —

Rob is a United Methodist pastor, coach, and consultant living in Tucson, AZ. As a networker, speaker, husband and father, he leads others in spiritual formation, leadership development, building community, and developing critical thinking skills. Rob uses his strengths in strategic planning and visioning to connect people and ideas to each other, in order to make our communities and the world a better place.

In 2012 Rob founded the UMC LEAD Conference, an annual event that brings together entrepreneurial leaders and creatives to share new ideas and innovations aimed at bringing positive transformation to the world. Rob was the director of each of the first five LEAD Conferences and remains as an advisor and planning team member. He is also the content curator for the UMC LEAD website and social media channels, and the producer and host of the UMC LEAD podcast.

In June 2012 Rob was honored with Claremont School of Theology’s Distinguished Alumni award for his work as a writer, his work in social & digital media, and leadership development.

Also in 2012, Rob co-founded City Square Church, an innovative United Methodist faith community that engages in ministry throughout the urban core of Phoenix. He served as co-pastor there for three years.

Rob is a graduate of Valley Leadership’s Leadership Institute. Valley Leadership is Phoenix’s premier leadership development program designed to inform, engage and inspire current and emerging leaders to serve and transform their communities.

He recently co-authored his first book, The Sacred Secular, which was published in October 2016.