Bachelor, California Lutheran College, 1973; Master of Divinity, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1986; Doctor of Philosophy, Graduate Theological Union, 1983.
Minister of education, Trinity Lutheran Church, Alameda, California, 1980-1984; director moral education, St. Elizabeth's Elementary School, Oakland, California, 1981-1984; director, Unitas Hunger Action Center, Berkeley, California, since 1986; lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, since 1986.
(Book by Shields, David Lyle)
Board of directors California Lutheran College, Thousand Oaks, 1972-1973. Member American Academy Religion, Association professors & Researchers in Religion.
Married Brenda Jo Light Bredemeier, July 18, 1987. 1 child, Micah Light.