Bachelor of Science in Education, Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois, 1950. Bachelor, Master of Divinity, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 1956. Master of Arts, Washington University, St. Louis, 1965.
Doctor of Philosophy, Washington University, St. Louis, 1970. Doctor of Divinity, Concordia University, Irvine, California, 1995.
Principal, teacher, Pilgrim Lutheran School, Santa Monica, California, 1950-1952; teacher, department head, Detroit Lutheran High School, 1956-1957; associate pastor, Faith Lutheran Church, Los Angeles, 1957-1958; editor board of parish services, 1958-1975; director editorial services, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, St. Louis, 1975-1992; vice president editorial, Concordia Public House, St. Louis, since 1992. Visiting instructor Washington University, U. Missouri, St. Louis, Concordia Seminary, Concordia College, Minneapolis. Research associate Control Laboratory (CEMREL), St. Louis, 1967-1968.
Member American Education Association, Lutheran Education Association (executive editor 1978-1979, Christus Magister 1989).
Married Margaret Elaine Preuss, August 5, 1951. Children: Cheryl, Stephen.