Bachelor, Concordia College, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1961. Master of Divinity, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 1965. Master of Sacred Theology, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 1966.
Doctor of Philosophy, Marquette University, 1972.
Mission developer, Lamb of God Lutheran Church, Baltimore, 1966-1968;
assistant professor religion, Concordia College, Milwaukee, 1968-1974;
associate pastor, Lake Park Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, 1974-1976;
professor Old Testament, Sacred Heart School Theology, Hales Corners, Wisconsin, since 1976. Coordinator Lutheran-Catholic dialogue Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Synod Lutheran Church American, 1979-1980. Co-chairperson Lutheran-Catholic dialogue, Milwaukee, 1979-1980, member 1979-1982.
Member Milwaukee Association for Interfaith Rels., since 1983. Member ecumenical relations committee Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Synod, 1980-1985.
Member Society Biblical Literature.
Married Roberta Jeannine Hawkins June 22, 1963. Children: Timothy Bruce, Laura Jeannine.