The Rev. Robert Fowler, III is the oldest of three children, born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Albany, Georgia, in the United Methodist Church. He is a graduate of Georgia Tech and has an MBA from Georgia State University. His professional career included work in contracting and real estate for ten years and then investments for almost twenty. He began his theological work at Sewanee in the fall of 2010 and was ordained to the priesthood in Atlanta in June of 2013 after graduation. He has two children, Rick and Rainey. Rick is 28 and graduated from The University of Alabama in 2013. He works for a technology firm in Greenville, SC. Rainey is 22 and graduated from The University of South Carolina last December, where she studied psychology and Spanish. She hopes to teach in Madrid later this year.
Robert grew up in the church and formally began his discernment while attending St. Luke’s in Atlanta, where he began EfM in 2007. His call to ministry is a combination of a strong Methodist upbringing and a desire to serve others. While in seminary, he served at St. Stephen’s Episcopal in Huntsville, Alabama. After graduation, Robert served as the Curate at St. Margaret’s in Carrollton, Georgia, for 2 1/2 years. He was called as Priest-in-Charge at St. Luke’s in Jacksonville, Alabama, in December of 2015 and was named as their Rector in the spring of 2016. He has travelled to France and Great Britain on several occasions (leading a church group to Paris and eastern France in 2014) as well as Tanzania for a seminary mission trip in 2012.
Robert is involved in community theater and enjoys tennis, movies, travel, and anything to do with the Titanic, Gone With The Wind, and architecture. He is a great admirer of Thomas Jefferson, extroverted, enjoys people, and loves to laugh. He also takes piano lessons, loves to sing, and considers music to be an integral part of liturgy and worship.