Bachelor, Baldwin-Wallace College, 1959. Master of Divinity, Oberlin College, 1964. Master of Arts, Oberlin College, 1965.
Doctor of Philosophy, Case Western Reserve University, 1986.
Minister, 1st United Church Christ, Austinberg, Ohio., 1964-1968; associate minister, 1st Church in Oberlin, Ohio., 1968-1971; community planner, Lorain County Mental Health Board, Elyria, Ohio., 1971-1974; associate director, Lorain County Mental Health Board, Elyria, Ohio., 1974-1976; executive director, Oberlin Center for Integrated Superior vena cava syndrome, 1976-1978; therapist, Lakeland Guidance Center, Lorain, Ohio., 1978-1982; director, owner, Design for Individual, Family & Community, Oberlin, since 1981.
Founder, board directors Rock Creek (Ohio) Community Organization, 1965-1967. Board directors Oberlin Early Childhood Center, Oberlin, 1974-1978, Lorain County Peace Coalition, Oberlin, 1982-1984. Fellow American Orthopsychiat.
Association; member American Academy Medical Psychotherapists, New York Academy of Sciences, National Association Social Workers.
Married Kathryn couise Gesing, June 20, 1981. Children: Melanie, Shelley Spencer-Ahmadi, David, Christine.