Robert began serving as the Pastor for First UMC in the summer of 2021. Before coming to Lovington, he served as the Pastor for St. Luke UMC in El Paso, TX. Robert served with the United States Army for 21 years and retired in El Paso at Fort Bliss. Robert also worked as a Patrol Officer with the El Paso Police Department before coming to Lovington. Robert is currently working on his Master of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary with an expected graduation date in May of 2022. He is joined by his wife Christy and his youngest daughter Corine. Corine will attending Tayler Middle School and is excited about what the future has in store for her. Robert and Christy also have two older children, Adan who is married and has two wonderful children of his own and Hana who is currently living in El Paso TX.