Fr. Bob Bruckart was ordained to the Episcopal Priesthood in 1979 at Trinity Cathedral, Pittsburgh. He immediately assumed a two-point charge at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Monongahela and St. John’s Episcopal Church, Donora in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. In 1984, Bob was invited to join the staff of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Melbourne with Fr. Bill Lewis. During this time, Bob served on the National Episcopal Cursillo Commission (NECC).
In 1995, Bob began his chaplaincy work as the Director of Pastoral Care for Holmes Regional Medical Center and Palm Bay Hospital. In 2007 he became Director of Pastoral Care for Health First, retiring after 26 years this past January, 2022. During that time Bob served on the Board of Directors of Hospice of Health First and chaired the HRMC/PBH Biomedical Ethics Committee.
Bob holds a Doctorate of Philosophy from Maimonides University. Winter Park (2003), a Masters of Counseling from Webster University, St. Louis (1998) and a Master of Divinity from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston (1979). Additionally, Bob is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida (MH6496).
Bob is married to Deborah and they have three sons - Benjamin, Robert and Christopher - five grandchildren and assorted chickens and cats about the house.