Bachelor, Lakeland College, 1948; Bachelor's Degree, Mission House Theological Seminary, 1954; Master of Arts, University of Wisconsin, 1959; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, 1968.
Staff announcer, WKOW-television, Madison, Wisconsin, 1955-1958, 67-68;
minister, Pilgrim Congressional Church, Madison, 1956-1957;
associate professor speech, Mission House Theological Seminary, Plymouth, Wisconsin, 1958-1962;
assistant professor communications, United Theological Seminary, New Brighton, Minnesota, 1962-1976;
professor communications, United Theological Seminary, New Brighton, 1976-1991;
director admissions, United Theological Seminary, New Brighton, 1984-1987;
director Master of Divinity program, United Theological Seminary, New Brighton, 1988-1990;
professor emeritus, United Theological Seminary, New Brighton, since 1991;
acting director Masters programs, United Theological Seminary, New Brighton, since 1997. Business partner Dimension 3 Media Superior vena cava syndrome, Minneapolis, 1988-1990. Coordinator special projects CTV North Suburbs Cable Access, since 1992.
Visiting scholar Cambridge U., England.
Artistic director Interfaith Players, Minneapolis, 1965-1973. Television producer, moderator Town Meeting of Twin Cities, Minneapolis, 1967-1970. Producer, writer, host various radio and television series, Minneapolis, since 1970.
Member Center Urban Encounter, Minneapolis, 1972-1974, New Brighton Human Rights Commission, 1975-1977. Board member office communications United Church Christ, New York City, 1975-1981. Member North Suburban System Cable Access Commission, 1986-1991.
Corresponding United States Army, 1949-1950. Member Religious Speech Communication Association (co-chairman 1972-1974), World Association Christian Communication.
Married Miriam Marie Priebe. Children: Scott Christian, Beth Amy, David Edward.