Rob came to New Hope after serving for six years as a pastor of Maranatha Grace Church in Bergen County, New Jersey.
He grew up going to church but eventually rejected Christianity. In hindsight this wasn't so much the result of an intellectual awakening as much as a pursuit of fulfillment in things that would prove to fail him.
But in time, a series of experiences and relationships moved Rob to question his own doubts about God. He began to realize his need of forgiveness, change, and hope. God was pursuing him and continued to do so until he finally found new life through faith in Jesus Christ. Now, as a recipient of God's mercy, Rob wants to live in light of the grace he has received and help others to know that grace too.
Rob received degrees in English Literature, Applied Linguistics, and Theological Studies. In the past, he taught linguistics and worked as a book editor.
He and his wife Delimar have four children: Marcelo (2005), Noa (2007), Marcos (2009), and Daniela (2015).
You can reach Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org.