Robert Hicks began his ministry at Upper Spruce Presbyterian Church in the spring of 2016. He earned his Master of Divinity from Drew Theological School. Before entering the ministry, Bob worked in the finance industry for twenty-four years, at various firms including Deutsche Bank and the CITI Group before he and his wife, Irene, decided to raise their daughters, Emmy and Claire, in State College. Bob received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Penn State; his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Bob has been very active in his support of various local public service groups including Centre County Women's Resource Center, The Centre County Festival for the Arts, and the Palmer Museum.