Bachelor, Hartwick College, 1956. Bachelor's Degree, Philadelphia Seminary, 1959. Master of Sacred Theology, Philadelphia Seminary, 1972.
Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Gettysburg College, 1978.
Pastor, Jacob's and Outwood Churches, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, 1959-1962; associate pastor, St Mark's Church, Wilmington, Delaware, 1962-1965; senior pastor, St Mark's Church, Wilmington, Delaware, 1965-1978; senior pastor, Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church, Towson, Maryland., 1978-1991; bishop Delaware-Maryland. Synod, Evangelical Luth Church in American, Towson, since 1991.
Married Elizabeth Carol Davidson, September 2, 1956 (dec). Children: David (deceased), Paul, Kristopher, Elissa. Married Delores Hay, October 16, 2004.