Rob has been a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science for many years. He has a Master of Theology degree from Boston University School of Theology, where he majored in Biblical Studies. While serving as a chaplain in the United States Army, he had a variety of assignments including military prisons, hospitals, and a tour of duty in Viet Nam. He has worked closely with clergy from a variety of faith backgrounds while in the military ministry. Rob retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel.
For nine years, he worked closely with state and federal legislators preserving religious accommodations in law that affected the practice of spiritual healing. During the same period he co-produced two educational videos for medical nursing schools and hospitals, answering commonly asked questions about the practice of spiritual healing, how it informs healthcare decisions, and spirituality in nursing care. This entailed working closely with healthcare professionals, medical anthropologists, and professors in medical humanities.
Rob has spoken to a variety of medical audiences on the practice of spiritual healing, to college classes in women’s studies and alternative healing, high school classes on the subject of comparative religions, and in jails and prisons. He has also been invited to speak to a number of Protestant and Catholic churches.
Rob has worked at the worldwide headquarters of Christian Science overseeing the interface between spiritual healing and medicine, and for a short time was the editor of The Christian Science Journal. He has two grown sons and lives with his wife Judy in Upland, California.