Robert grew up along the coast of Virginia Beach, VA where he developed such a love for his native state that he decided to attend Washington and Lee University. He graduated from W&L in May of 2014 with a BA in Religion and German. Most importantly though (thanks to RUF), he carried with him a new-found love for the person and work of Jesus Christ.
Robert has spent the past three years earning his Masters of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary at Charlotte. Before then, he served for two years as a RUF intern at the University of Georgia. It was during the internship that he met his wife, Katherine, who also served as a RUF intern. Even though she attended Wake Forest University during her undergraduate years, Katherine originally hails from Leland, MI.
After many visits to the Leelanau Peninsula, Robert developed an affection for all things Michigan. From the cold, snowy winters to the abundant access of fresh water lakes in the summertime, the Knuths are absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to move to Ann Arbor and be a part of how God grows His Kingdom up in the “Mitten.”
When Robert is not on campus, you’ll most likely find him taking his son, Peter (July 2018), for a walk in the park. He will find any excuse to play the board game "Settlers of Catan" with friends, or especially on nice days, explore downtown Ann Arbor with Katherine. Go Blue!