Bachelor, Oberlin College, 1943. Juris Doctor, Columbia U, 1948. Master of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, 1952.
Student pastor, Maybrook and Montgomery, New York, 1950—1952.
Missionary, Uruguay, 1953—1962. Latin American executive secretary, division world missions Methodist Church, New York City, 1962—1964. Assistant general secretary world division United Methodist Board Missions, 1964—1972.
Associate general secretary overseas ministries National Council Churches Christ United States, New York City, 1972—1983. Director commission world mission and evangelism vWorld Council Churches, Geneva, 1984—1996. Vice president United Board Christian Higher Education Asia, 1970—1973.
Married Stockwell, June 3, 1950. Children: William John, Robert Foster, Martha Ellen, Richard Roy.