Bachelor, University St. Thomas, 1971. STB, North College & Gregorian University, 1974. Master of Arts in Theology, North College & Gregorian University, 1975.
Licentiate of Sacred Theology, Catholic University of America, 1979. STD, Catholic University of America, 1987.
Ordained priest Archdiocese of Omaha, 1975. Associate pastor St. Margaret Mary Parish. Instructor Paul VI High School, Omaha, 1975—1978.
Director Office Divine Worship Archdiocese of Omaha, 1978—1981, Chair Commission on Youth, 1978—1981. Instructor Continuing Education of Priests Program & Diaconate Formation, Creighton University, 1980—1981. Secretary Apostolic Nunciature, Washington, 1981—1987.
Pastor St. Mary Parish, Bellevue, 1987—1989. President/rector Pontifical College Josepinum, Columbus, Ohio, 1989—1996. Pastor St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, Omaha, 1997—1998.
Ordained bishop, 1998. Bishop Diocese of Rapid City, South Dakota, 1998—2010, Diocese of Spokane, Washington, since 2010.