Ordained to ministry Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1933. Pastor, Paris, Missouri, 1941-1942, Mexico, Missouri, 1946-1948, University Place Church Champaign, Illinois, 1948-1965, Park Avenue Christian Church, New York City, 1965-1977. Lecturer Union Theological Seminary, New York, 1966-1977.
President bd Illinois Disciples Foundation, Champaign, 1948-1966, Council Christian Unity, 1957-1964. Member general board National Council Churches, 1957-1972. Board higher education Disciples of Christ, 1948-1965, commission ministry Illinois Disciples, 1948-1965, member Executive Committee Consultation on Church Union, 1966-1974.
Member Executive Committee Champaign County Mental Health Clinic, 1956-1965. President board of trustees Disciples Division House of University of Chicago, 1960-1966. Trustee Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, 1966-1972.
Chairman Unity Commn of Christian Churches.