I am The Fat Pastor. I am certainly not the only overweight clergy, but I was the first to pick this blog title. Why do I call myself the Fat Pastor? You can read my reason here. Even though I’ve gone through quite a transformation, I will continue to call myself the Fat Pastor. Here you can read why. I am writing this blog to share my journey to live well and do good in the world.
My friends call me Robb. I post on all things of interest to me, and hope they are of interest to you. Many posts will focus on my journey toward becoming The Fit Pastor, but that will be a long road. Many posts will be about my own nebulous theology. I will also get political from time to time, and post about sports, food, or media. Hopefully I will do so in an informative and entertaining fashion. All the while, I will usually “Err on the Side of Grace.”
I am the pastor of Two Rivers United Methodist Church in Rock Island, Illinois, and a 2006 graduate of Eden Theological Seminary. I was ordained as an Elder in full connection with the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church in 2010. I graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1999, where I met my wife. I love God and I love the three girls in my life. The rest is just details.
Some of my favorite topics are Grace, Fatherhood, and Mission. Here are some of my favorite posts on these topics: