Meet our Staff

Rev. Robert D. Lewis

Robert is a third-generation pastor in the Virginia United Methodist Annual Conference. Originally from Richmond, VA, he has lived in Tidewater, Norther Virginia, North Carolina’s Triangle Area, and overseas. Before being appointed to Hinton Avenue, Robert and his late wife Rachel served as British Methodist Ministers in Sheffield, England, where Robert was Superintendent of the Sheffield (Ecclesall) Circuit, a grouping of eight churches in England’s third largest city.

In Charlottesville, Robert has become active in work for racial justice and reconciliation. He was a founding board member of Congregate C’ville and an active participant in the Charlottesville Clergy Collective.

Robert recently married Bex Simmerman, and they look forward to many happy years together. Their fluffy family includes Sassy, an opinionated German Pinscher mix; Steve and Shuri, two seldom-seen cats; Chloe, a chinchilla addicted to almonds; and Serengeti and Kalahari, their newest and cutest kitten companions.

Robert loves science fiction and fantasy, comic books, films, photography and singing. He plays the djembe and one day will play the guitar…