Robert served as a development editor for St. Mary's Press and then became the general manager for Spirit & Song, the contemporary music division of Oregon Catholic Press. He has taught theology to deacon candidates in dioceses around the country. He has been the keynote speaker at numerous diocesan conferences and is recognized as an expert in the New Evangelization having written the evangelization document for the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry.
Robert has been a frequent contributor to OCP's Today's Liturgy and to the Center for Ministry Development's Youth Ministry Access. He has spoken at Life Teen's Catholic Youth Ministry Convention on several occasions and has served on the planning committees for the National Catholic Youth Conference and for the US bishops' World Youth Day efforts. He lives in the Nashville area with Kathleen, his wife, and their two sons and two daughters.