15th Rector, St. John’s Church
Originally from Southern California, Rob has an undergraduate degree from Yale College, where he studied Japanese and sang with the Yale Russian Chorus, and he attended seminary at Yale Divinity School. Early in his career, he served at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City, as well as at churches in San Marino and Santa Barbara, CA. During his tenure at St. Dunstan’s in Carmel Valley, CA, both attendance and financial support for the parish increased dramatically; he oversaw the expansion of their school and its facilities; and he led the church through the design and construction process for a new pipe organ and sanctuary renovation.
Rob and his wife Sarah, a journalist, co-founded and published Edible Monterey Bay for seven years, a publication focused on the local food and wine community of the region of California’s Central Coast that spans from Santa Cruz to Big Sur. They have one daughter, Zoe, who is 13 years old.