Rev. Dr. Robert L. Gram, LCSW

 

Rev. Dr. Robert L. Gram was baptized, confirmed, and ordained in the Reformed Church in America, and has served several RCA congregations. Prior to coming to Hurley, Bob was contract minister for the Kinnelon Reformed Church in New Jersey.

Bob holds degrees from New Brunswick, Princeton, and San Francisco Seminaries. He also obtained a graduate degree in social work from Columbia University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Besides his pastoral duties, he was employed as a Group Substance Abuse Clinician at the Addiction Institute of New York at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital. Bob also has had a private practice in psychotherapy, and is an adjunct professor at Ferkauf Graduate School in Psychology, Yeshiva University.

Bob has authored one book, and more than 75 articles. The Associated Church Press awarded two of his short stories first place honors in feature writing. Bob also wrote, produced and co-directed two plays for the General Synods of 1984, and 1989.

Bob has three daughters. The youngest, Lily, is in the Rondout School District. In his spare time Bob enjoys hiking.

Rev. Gram notes: “Both frames are of Illiniza Sur (17,460’) in Ecuador. I summited this beautiful spire on November 19th, 2008. The mountain in the summit background is Cotopaxi (19,348’) which I climbed in 2001. The mountain on the way up is Illiniza Norte, (16,800’) which I climbed in 2002.”