Associate of Arts, Concordia, St. Paul, 1958; Bachelor, University of Minnesota, 1962; Master of Science, Mankato State University, 1973; Bachelor of Science, Bemidji State University, 1978; Master of Divinity, Lutheran Brethren Seminary, 1996.
Social worker Hennepin County Welfare, Minneapolis, 1964-1972. Teacher German, Archbishop Brady High School, West St. Paul, Minnesota, 1974-1975. Teacher French, Bjorkdale High School, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1975-1976.
Instructor language Bemidji (Minnesota) State University, 1977-1978. Instructor English, Middle East East Technology University, Gaziantep, Turkey, 1979-1980. Teacher German and Spanish, Frankfurt (Germany) American High School, 1980-1981.
Teacher English,Moscow Special School 29 Moscow Special School #29, 1981. Russian and German trainer United States Military, Frankfurt, 1982-1990. Director Northwest Minnesota Global Studies Institute, Red Lake Falls, 1990-1992.
Instructor Spanish, University Minnesota, Crookston, 1992-1994. Director Interstellar Language School Klingon Language School, since 1993. Organizer Klingon Language Camp., since 1993.
Curriculum developer Concordia Language Village, Moorhead, Minnesota, 1975-1985. Conference interpreter International Correspondence Chess Federation, Kelkheim, Germany, 1988-1990. Coordinator Computer-Augmented German Instruction, St. Paul, 1978-1979.
Russian interpreter, tour guide Eurotours, Frankfurt, 1982-1989. Missionary pastor, Korea, since 1997.
Member Foreign Language Teachers (board directors 1991), Lutheran Bible Translators (representative 1992), United States Chess Federation (expert since 1963), Iowa State Chess Association (state champion).
Married Helen Huber, January 15, 1964 (divorced 1970). Children: Lisa, Sarah. Married Maryse Chénier, April 27, 1991.