Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin, 1978; Master of Arts, University of Wisconsin, 1980; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, 1983; Master of Divinity, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 1987.
Pastor, South Shore Trinity Lutheran Church, White Bear Lake, Minnesota, 1987-1989; theological editor, Concordia Public House, St. Louis, since 1989. Summer guest professor Concordia Seminary, 1987-1996.
Member Society Biblical Literature, National Association Professors Hebrew, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Carol Kristine Prentice, August 6, 1977. Children: David, Noah.