Robert began is religious life in an Episcopal monastic order, serving in leadership for more than 10 years in the monastery and beyond. He explored liturgical, theological, contemplative and pastoral dimensions to spiritual growth and Christian discipleship.
After leaving the monastic life, he served as Priest Director of the Julian of Norwich Centre in Norwich, England and became qualified in therapeutic counseling. Last year he was keynote speaker and leader for the UK National Conference for the World Community for Christian Meditation.
Throughout his ministry, Robert has developed a passion for spiritual direction and for developing Christian discipleship within the parish and family context. At St. Michael’s, he develops and leads Adult Christian Formation programs, works with our Young Adult Ministry and with our Missions program.
Robert is the author of Words for Silence: A Year of Contemplative Meditations, and The Drawing of This Love: The Journey of Christian Faith with Julian of Norwich from Canterbury Press, London.
Robert and his wife, Jane, an economics professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, have two young children: daughter, Corinne, and son, Sebastian.