Bob grew up in St. Louis, MO. He graduated from Louisville Presbyterian
Seminary in 1995 and then went to Belfast, Northern Ireland as a Young
Adult Mission Volunteer (and to play soccer).
Bob has served as
pastor at suburban, rural, and urban congregations, his latest at an
inner city church in St. Louis for 11 years. He has certifications in
spiritual direction, family ministry, and non-profit management.
Some of Hagel’s qualities and experiences that brought this call include:
• strong preacher and worship leader
• continuing growth and study. Bob is currently completing the coursework for his Doctor of Ministry in Preaching.
• experienced solo pastor in both urban and rural settings
• training, experience in youth and family ministry
• mission work in Belfast, Northern Ireland
• leader in community outreach and service
• accepting of diversity
• flexible but direct; engaged but independent; positive but realistic
Bob's favorite part about being a pastor is leading worship, building
community, and sharing stories of how God is working in our lives.