Bachelor, Master of Divinity, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 1956; Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1958.
Pastor, Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Columbus, Ohio., 1956-1962; pastor, St. John Lutheran Church, Detroit, 1962-1967; pastor, Emanuel Lutheran Church, Patchogue, New York, 1967-1970; pastor, Christ Lutheran Church, Burbank, California, 1984-1986; administrator, Lutheran Council United States of America, New York City, 1970-1980; executive director, Southeast Lutheran High School, Los Angeles, 1981-1984; pastor, Mount Olive Luth Church, Pasadena, California, since 1986. President Census Access for Planning in the Church, 1975-1977.
Member Religious Research Association (treasurer 1977-1979).
Married Elaine Carol Schacht, June 16, 1956 (divorced September 1982). Children: Pauline, David, Dawn, Kathryn, Mark, Caitlin. Married Naomi Kathryn Gutheil, April 9, 1983.