Professor Robert L. W. McCollum was born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland in 1950. He married Sandra in July 1976; together they have three children and seven grandchildren. In 1976, Robert was ordained to the Christian ministry and installed as pastor of Ballylaggan RPC. In 1982, he became a church planter in Lisburn and subsequently minister of the congregation, where he remained until he retired in 2018. Synod appointed him Professor of Pastoral Theology and Homiletics in 1982. He became Principal in 2014 and continues to teach at the Reformed Theological College, Belfast. Robert has served on the RP Global Alliance Advisory Committee since 2019.