Robert Nettles was born in San Bernardino, California. In 1982, he met and married his wife, Lorelei. In 1986, they were both baptized while attending the Minneapolis South congregation in MN. Robert worked for a time for the Church’s publishing department in Pasadena, California. Their only son Roger was born in 1995 in Palm Springs, CA. They currently attend the Phoenix, AZ congregation where Robert serves as a deacon.