Pastor Miles was born September 25, 1953, in Richmond, Virginia, and Baptized by his grandfather in First English Lutheran Church, Richmond, January 3, 1954. He was confirmed at Christ Lutheran in Richmond on May 24, 1967. Robert graduated from Davidson College in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. From 1976 to 1980, Robert attended Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina. He did his Clinical Pastoral Education at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, and served his internship at St. John Lutheran Church, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1978-1979. He was ordained June 1, 1980 at Grace Lutheran Church, Waynesboro, VA, and served as Pastor of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Chapin, SC, from July 1980 to August 1988. He became Pastor at St. Michael Lutheran Church on August 25, 1988.
Robert enjoys hobbies of swimming, fishing, sailing, kayaking, and of course, his Miata.
Robert and his wife Debbie have two grown children, Jessica and Adam.