Bachelor, Augustana, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1956. Bachelor's Degree, Luther Theological Seminary, 1960. Master of Theology, Union Seminary in Virginia, 1961.
Doctor of Philosophy, Union Seminary in Virginia, 1964.
Teaching fellow, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1964; pastor, Groton (South Dakot) Lutheran Parish, 1964-1970; senior pastor, Lutheran Memorial Church, Pierre, South Dakot, 1970-1978; senior pastor, Grace Lutheran Church, Watertown, South Dakot, 1978-1988; senior pastor, Brandon (South Dakot)-Split Rock Lutheran Parish, since 1988. Lecturer Luther Theological Seminary, 1967.
Member Society Biblical Literature.
Married Doris OnaLee Rollag, December 23, 1956. Children: Christopher, Jonathan, Stephanie.