Rob has served as Chief of Staff for two Members of Congress, a communications aide in both the House and Senate and as director of communications and senior writer at the National Association of Manufacturers. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Rob to be senior speechwriter at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he crafted language relating to all facets of the President's health care agenda. He has also served as president of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.
Rob's articles and op-eds have been published in many of America's leading newspapers. He has been interviewed on economic and political topics by outlets as diverse as National Public Radio and The Weekly Standard and has facilitated many successful media events and news conferences.
Originally from the Seattle area, Mr. Schwarzwalder graduated from Biola University and has an M.A. in Theology from Western Seminary (Portland, Oregon). He has also done graduate study in history at George Washington University and the University of Washington.
Mr. Schwarzwalder was awarded a Lincoln Fellowship in Constitutional Government with the Claremont Institute and is a long-time member of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Rob and his wife, Valerie, were married in 1981 and have three children. They make their home in northern Virginia, where they also are active members at Immanuel Bible Church.
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