Engineer, Technology College, Groningen, Netherlands, 1974. Master of Theology, Theological Seminary, Kampen, 1982. Doctor of Theology, United Theological College/Senate of Serampore, Bangalore, India, 1989.
Pastor Reformed Churches in the Netherlands, Nagele, 1983—1988, Ede, 1988—1994. Director National Office Church and Industry DISK, Amsterdam, 1994—2000, Ecumenical Institute Church and Development Co-operation OIKOS, Utrecht, Netherlands, since 2000. Member advisory committees Council Churches in the Netherlands, Amersfoort, Netherlands, since 1994.
Married Lia Berghout, November 4, 1955. Children: Maria children: Fransien.