Diploma in theology, University Freiburg, Germany, 1982. Total harmonic distortion Freiburg, Germany, 1986. Licence in Christian archaeology, Pontifical Institute Christian Archaeology, Rome, 1989.
Assistant of the rector, Campo Santo Teutonico, Rome and Vatican City, 1983-1985; assistant, Roman Institute of the Görres Society, Rome and Vatican City, 1985-1989; secretary, manager, Pontifical Institute Christian Archaeology, Rome and Vatican City, 1989-1996; managing director, Schnell & Steiner, Regensburg, Germany, since 1996. General secretary Comitato Promotore, International Congresses of Christian Archaeology, Rome and Vatican City, 1989-1996. Counsellor Görres Society, since 1996.
Secretary Confraternity of the Campo Santo Teutonico, Rome and Vatican City, 1984-1996. Member German Catholic Student Fraternity Hercynia, Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem.
Married Jutta Maria Dresken, October 19, 1990. Children: Felix Sebastian, Pia Veronika.