Associate of Arts, St. John's College, 1947; Master of Divinity, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 1954; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1960.
Assistant pastor, Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest, Illinois, 1954-1962; pastor, Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest, Illinois, since 1962. Board directors Christian Century Foundation, Chicago, Oak Park/River Forest Family Svc. President Academy Parish Clergy, Cleveland, 1977-1979.
Member Academy Parish Clergy (Distinguished Service 1984), Optimist Club.
Married Beverly Ann Frano, August 16, 1958. Children: Ann Anderson, Christopher, Sarah, Joel.