Robby is a native Hoosier, mainly growing up in Indianapolis. He met his wife Tracy at Evangel University, where they were both students. Tracy is originally from southern California.
They moved to lead River City Church in 2010 from Paris, France, where they had planted an international church. They spent a total of 11 years in Europe, where they planted churches. He taught Bible and theology in seminaries in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Robby and Tracy graduated from Evangel University in 1991. He is also a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. They have three sons -- Jack, Xander, and Noah. Tracy is a former elementary school teacher and currently serves as a Life Coach. They love travel, live music and theatre, and meeting new people.