Bob was saved at the age of 21 while attending Oregon Institute of Technology. Shortly after graduating from OIT, with a bachelorís degree in Mechanical Engineering, he felt Godís hand leading him into full-time Christian service. With a desire to serve the Lord as a missionary, he applied to Prairie Bible Institute in Alberta, Canada. He was accepted there and spent four years of intensive Bible training at PBI. During those years, God confirmed His call upon Bobís life. He graduated from Prairie in 1978 and later applied with New Tribes Mission. After spending two more years of specialized training in pioneer missionary work, Bob was asked to join the teaching staff of New Tribes Language Institute located in Camdenton, Missouri. He is presently the head of the Phonetics Department and is involved in training missionary candidates who will be ministering to primitive tribal people groups.