Pastor Bob Gunter assumed the position of Pastor for Families at The Moody Church in August of 2008, after serving previously as an Elder and teacher of the YourMarriageYourFamily class. Before joining the church staff, Bob was a Vice President and General Counsel of the Moody Bible Institute for nine years where he continues to serve as  an adjunct faculty member. Previously, he was a partner in the Seattle office of then-Preston Gates & Ellis, where he practiced general government law and construction claims defense for various public agencies in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Bob earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Seattle Pacific University in 1967 and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington School of Law in 1970; he then clerked with the Washington Supreme Court and the United States District Court, Western District of Washington in 1970-1971. Pastor Gunter married his wife Linda in 1970 and they have two adult children and six (wonderful) grandchildren. Linda teaches the Tuesday morning women’s Precepts class at The Moody Church and works with Bob in teaching a Wednesday evening parenting class, facilitating and teaching the church’s pre-marital program, leading/teaching the YourMarriageYourFamily TMC Community, and providing counsel to marriages and families as requested. Prior to coming to Chicago to serve at the Moody Bible Institute, the Gunters were active in lay leadership, various youth ministries, Moms In Touch, Precepts, and teaching a couples class in their home church as they raised their family.