Robert Bruce Hoch lived in California and Idaho before serving a mission to Virginia. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from BYU, a Master’s degree from Idaho State University, and a Doctoral degree from the University of Utah.
Brother Hoch is currently a full-time Institute instructor (and adjunct English professor) at Ensign College.
He has enjoyed serving in a variety of church callings: counselor in the stake presidency, fifteen years in bishoprics (including five as bishop), and primary chorister.
Brother Hoch and his wife, Melissa, are professional tour guides and have traveled internationally (multiple times to Israel) and throughout the United States. They have six children (including two sets of twins) and three grandchildren. Being with his family is what brings him the most joy in life.
In his spare time, Brother Hoch teaches a few piano students and reads biographies. He also likes to write parodies and has over 1.2 million views on TikTok.