Robert has been an elder at Laurel since 2008 and a member since 1975 when he came to the University of Tennessee as a freshman from Nashville. Robert has worked in Knox County schools since 1979. He has a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in mathematics from UT. Robert teaches math and occasionally Bible history at Hardin ValleyAcademy and coaches softball . He and his wife Lee Anna have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. A runner, Robert has competed in 5 marathons and 14 half marathons.