Bachelor, Muskingum College, 1972. Master Division, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1975. Postgraduate, Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden, The Netherlands, 1978.
Doctor in Ministry, Vanderbilt University, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, Rikkyo University, Tokyo, 1994.
Associate pastor, The American Protestant Church, The Netherlands, 1975-1978; chaplain, Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio., 1978-1981; chaplain, associate professor, Franklin (Indiana) College, since 1981; dean of the chapel, Franklin (Indiana) College, since 1993. President Metropolitan Indianapolis Campus Ministry, 1984-1985, Indiana Office for Campus Ministries, 1985-1988.
Vice president The American Community Council, The Hague, The Netherlands, 1977-1978. Board directors Evergreen Village, New Concord, Ohio, 1980-1981. Member American Academy Religion, Society Biblical Literature, Baptist Peace Fellowship North America, Indiana Baptist Peace and Justice Fellowship (president), National Association College and University Chaplains (board directors, vice president, president).
Married Louise E. Lueckel, June 7, 1975. Children: Rachel Mariël, Zachary Matheüs.