ROB SPRINGER NAMED DIRECTOR OF ENGAGEMENT
As many of you know, the parish has been searching for the correct person to become our Director of Engagement. This important position will interface with virtually every ministry across our great parish. The Engagement Ministry will be responsible for getting to know all visitors, incorporating our newcomers, and assuring our longtime members are well connected to our parish ministries. We believe Saint Michael is a special part of God’s Kingdom and we want everyone to experience an abiding sense of belonging, to grow as a disciple of Jesus, and to connect with our opportunities to serve Christ in others. This is no small task!
I am very happy to announce that Robert (Rob) Springer has accepted this position at Saint Michael. He comes to us with many years of development and the church ministry experience that will serve our parish well. But what makes Rob correct for Saint Michael is his genuine curiosity about people and a desire to make connections with them. I am excited for you to know Rob; his first day was May 9, 2022.
The Rev. Greg Pickens
Associate for Pastoral Care
ABOUT ROB SPRINGER
Rob Springer has served in ministry as a small group/connections pastor, a worship leader, and church planter in Indiana, California and Florida and he served as a short-term missionary in Gyor, Hungary, helping develop house churches for young adults and the unchurched. Most recently Rob has worked in higher education with donor/alumni and student engagement, events and fundraising/major gift development for Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas at Tyler Soules College of Business.
A Texas native, Rob returned to his home state in 2016 from Indiana where he had been working as the Redevelopment Commission Executive Director for the City of Shelbyville and the Executive Director for the MDA of Central Indiana. He is a Desert Storm USMC Veteran having served during his time at Baylor University (Waco, TX) where he received his undergraduate degree in business administration and marketing. He later completed an MDiv with an emphasis in worship renewal at Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA). He also has a certificate in community development from Ball State University and his community block grant administrator certification from the Indiana office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA).
Rob has four sons Noah (20), Samuel (19), Elijah (15) and Levi (12). He is passionate about diversity, inclusivity and collaboratively working with others to increase the quality of life for all people. He also has a love and appreciation for music, the arts, community development, interior design and enjoys meeting new and interesting people. One of his greatest hopes is to use his gifts, passion and life experiences to share the incredible message of freedom that he has found, through his pursuit and acceptance of truth, love, and grace.
FAVORITES: Jesus, people, the Bible, family, interior design, community development, quality of life initiatives, singing/song writing, cycling, water/snow skiing, tennis, education, places & things that are old, new, and interesting…
FAVORITE QUOTE: “We were never promised a perfect life, but we are all part of a bigger story… every life is an incredible chapter being written and waiting to be told…”
FAVORITE PLACES: Gyor, Hungary / Edinburgh, Scotland (A GIFT A BLESSING AND A CHALLENGE TO STAND) / Big Sky, Montana / any Starbucks
FAVORITE SCRIPTURES: Proverbs 21:21, Jeremiah 29:11-13, Philippians 4:6-7, 13