Oasis - About Us
Robert Westveer's Bio
I have lived in various parts of Michigan over the years. I grew up in Grand Rapids,
attended graduate school in East Lansing and Ann Arbor, and now work in Detroit.
My journey of faith has been rooted in the Christian Reformed Church, and I still prize the
intellectual breadth and depth of the spiritual training I received there. However, over
the years I have also come to appreciate the liturgical richness, more frequent celebration
of the Eucharist, and the openess to all, evident in the Episcopal Church.
I joined St. Andrews in 1999 and have been active there in various ways. My goal is to reclaim
the Bible for use by those who are transgender, bisexual, lesbian and gay by affirming that
God, in Christ, is more interested in people than in purity and more concerned with
welcome than with judgment.