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Greetings from Father Bob

 I am excited and honored to accept your call as Priest-in-Charge at Nativity Episcopal Church.  The discernment process with your search committee provided a great window into the loving warmth and hospitality that define your community. I could not be more overjoyed for this opportunity to serve and grow with you! 

To let you know a bit more about me…  I am a native of Arizona, but have proudly called the Detroit metro my home since 2000. I have been serving as the Canon Vicar at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul – Detroit, since 2012.  My focus has been on community outreach, adult formation, and pastoral care. I have also been serving as Dean of the Detroit Deanery, Chaplain to the Episcopal Transition Committee, and in other diocesan roles.  I earned an M.Div. at Boston University and an Anglican Studies certificate at Seabury Western.  I earned an MBA from the University of Rochester (where I had the wonderful good fortune of meeting my wife Beth!) and work as an economist with the accounting firm KPMG LLP.

Beth and I are about to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary in June.  In these years together, we have been tremendously blessed with three children:  Andrew (23) – recent Albion College graduate, James (20) – studying at the College of Wooster, and Katie (17) – a junior at Grosse Pointe South High School.  Lest the house get too quiet, we also live with two Australian shepherds (Ranger and Levi) and one cat (Claudia).  Perhaps one or more of them will pay a visit on a St. Francis Day.  I look forward to joining you on May 12th