Bachelor of Arts, Adrian College, 1934; Doctor of Hebrew Literature, Adrian College, 1979; Master of Science, University of Michigan, 1938; postgraduate, Harvard University, 1940-1941; Bachelor of Divinity, Yale University, 1943; Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1956.
Teacher,, Otisville (Michigan) Public Schools, 1935-1936; ordained to ministry, Methodist Church, 1943; minister to students, Wesley Foundation, Ohio U., 1943-1945; director, Student Christian Foundation, Southern Illinois U., 1945-1948; pastor, Methodist Church, Hoytville, Ohio., 1951-1956; professor religion, Defiance (0hio) College, 1956-1961; professor religion, Adrian (Michigan) College, 1961-1983; department chairman philosophy and religion, Adrian (Michigan) College, 1966-1977. Board directors Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
Member state advisory board Office of Services to the Aging, State of Michigan, 1984. Member Ohio Colleges Association (secretary religion section 1961-1962), American Academy Religion (secretary Midwest region 1971-1972, membership chairman 1972-1973, vice president, program chairman 1973-1974, president 1975-1976).
Married Thelma Broadrick, May 19, 1944. Children: N. George, Thomas D., John W., Jean K.