Personal growth is something we all seek, but spiritual renewal is something our souls yearn for, whether we know it or not. Robin, a gifted storyteller, sought-after professional speaker, knowledgeable teacher and author on the importance of spiritual growth and renewal in everyday life, empowers others with the Biblical guidance needed for deep personal reflection.
As Rector of St. Francis in the Fields in Louisville, Kentucky, from 1983 until his retirement in 2014, Robin has years of experience encouraging countless churches and parishioners to cast a vision — to develop their personal life plans — equipping them with the tools necessary to participate in the divine nature of Jesus Christ. He evokes a deep level of participation, for the participation he engages Christians in is not about passively exercising one’s faith. Instead, Robin believes that when we participate in Jesus’s calling in our lives, we are energetic, involved, ever-changing and actively growing through our everyday, ordinary activities in life. He charges others to see the extraordinary revealed by the grace and knowledge found through our participation in the divine nature of the very real, kingdom of God.
Robin was named as one of the top religious leaders by Louisville Magazine in the community. He is also the author of several commentaries for the national Bible Reading Fellowship and his three books including May You Live in Christ: Spiritual Growth Through the Vision of St. Peter, The Door to Renewal: Spiritual Growth Through the Mind of St. Paul, and A Letter to the Church and the Next Generation: Spiritual Growth Through the Witness of James.
A graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary and an advanced degree in spiritual direction from the Shalem Institute in Washington, DC, Robin is a lifelong learner who enjoys bringing practices from the Christian spiritual tradition into the contemporary world of everyday life. He and his wife, Mary have been married since 1972 and have been blessed with four sons (one of whom is deceased), three daughters-in-law and six wonderful grandchildren with whom they enjoy spending their family time. Robin and Mary reside in Louisville, Kentucky and also delight in traveling and leading others on pilgrimages to religious sites around the world.