Hello, my name is Ben Robinson and I have the great fortune of serving as the pastor at Urban Grace. Soon after my arrival in 2013, Urban Grace became my spiritual and emotional home. I love our community and all that we value. Urban Grace is a place that really lives out our mission to be a welcoming place no matter your beliefs, background, or situation. I love our role as a community center, and the way we care for this city when she flourishes and when she struggles.
Before arriving at Urban Grace I had the privilege of serving and studying in a variety of contexts. I am from Spokane and am a Washingtonian at heart. I spent my youth skiing, climbing, and soaking up all the Northwest had to offer. After studying religion at Whitworth University, I moved to Cairo, Egypt where I served at an Anglican church and did a masters degree in Middle Eastern Christianity. Following my first stint in Egypt, I attended Princeton Theological Seminary and was ordained by the Presbyterian Church (USA). I then returned to Egypt where I served as an associate priest at St. John the Baptist Anglican church. After a total of six wonderful years in Cairo, I returned to the Northwest trailing my amazing wife Emily who was doing graduate work in Seattle.
We have loved being back in the PNW and have found Tacoma to be a wonderful home. We relish the opportunity to spend our free time hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and doing all the things one does when you live in the most beautiful place on earth. I also love good food, good drink, and good conversation, so if you want to connect, shoot me an email, I would love to get together.