Robert L. "Bob" Vander Plaats is an American politician and political activist. He is currently the president and CEO of The Family Leader, a social conservative organization. Bob pursued a career as an educator and earned master's and specialist's degrees in the area of educational leadership from Drake University. In 1996 Bob became president and chief executive officer of Opportunities Unlimited. Bob is currently president of MVP Leadership, Inc. Bob is an author of several books including If 7:14. Bob and Darla have been married 21 years and have four sons; Hans, Josh, Lucas and Logan.