The Rev. Robert F. Humphrey is the bishop of the Virginia Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
Elected to a six-year term in 2017, Humphrey previously served as Pastor of Muhlenberg Lutheran Church, in Harrisonburg, VA, 2010-2017; Grace Lutheran Church, in Waynesboro, VA, 1990-2010 and Zion Lutheran Church, in Waynesboro, VA, 1981-1988. He also served as a counselor at Valley Pastoral Counseling Center, in Waynesboro, VA, 1989-1990.
Bishop Humphrey graduated from The University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Arts double major in History and Political Science in 1977 and from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 1981. He interned at Hothorpe Hall in England in 1979-80. He also enjoyed post-graduate studies in Counseling at The University of Virginia from 1989-90. Over the years he has also served in a variety of civic and church leadership roles.
Bishop Humphrey has been married to Barbra T. Humphrey since 1977. They live in Harrisonburg, VA. They have a daughter, Jill Humphrey who is married to Johan Grimsrud. They have two children, Elias and Marja and live in New York City.