Bachelor, University North Carolina, 1956. Bachelor's Degree, Yale University, 1959. Postgraduate, Moravian Theological Seminary, 1960.
Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Moravian Theological Seminary, 1997. Postgraduate, University Edinburgh, Scotland, 1966. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Wofford College, 1989.
Pastor, Union Church, Managua, Nicaragua., 1960-1963; pastor, Managua Moravian Church, 1960-1965; pastor, Mayodan (North Carolina) Moravian Church, 1966-1972; pastor, Messiah Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, 1972-1981; executive director Board World Mission, Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1981-1983; president Executive Board southern province, Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, 1983-1995; president Executive Board world-wide, Moravian Church, 1991-1994; pastor, First Moravian Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, since 1995.
Board directors Crisis Control Ministry, Forsyth County, since 1976, Wachovia History Society, since 2004, Cherokee-Moravian History Association, since 2004. Member North Carolina Society Mayflower Descendants (elder since 2000).
Married Sybil Critz Strupe, September 7, 1963. Children: Susan Elizabeth, John Graham.