I have known Robbie for about 15 years. Both he, his wife, and I all worked at my current employer back then. At that time, Robbie was on the IT team, Angela was on the phones, and I was doing some job other than phones. Robbie would often come to fix something on my computer and I was just so impressed by him - his demeanor, his friendship, his sincerity. He eventually chose to leave the company and eventually Angela did too. It was a sad day for me. I missed his friendship a lot.
As time progressed, I bought my house in Surprise. I went to church and lo, and behold, who was in my ward? Robbie and Angela! I was so excited. I hadn't known that Robbie was even a member. As time went by, I learned that Robbie hadn't been a member, but had been dating Angela and she told him how important it was for her to marry a member in the temple. He chose to investigate the church and later became a member - for himself, not for her.
About 2 years ago or so, we got a new counselor in the bishopric - it was Robbie. I just knew it was going to be him. At that time, I received a distinct impression that Robbie would eventually be Bishop too. I told Angela about that thought. I don't recall how she took it, but I remember also telling Robbie that too, eventually, and he doubted that would ever happen (and probably hoped it wouldn't either) . Well...today, it did.
I was so touched by his testimony. He was so humble. There is just something special about him. I think he'll be a great bishop.