Attended, Liberty Baptist College, 1981—1983. Bachelor in Communications and Public Administrator, Taylor University, 1985.
Television reporter WSBT-television, 1985—1989. Executive director Humane Society, St. Joseph City, 1989—1991. Director institutional advancement Ancilla College, 1991—1996.
Director membership St. Joseph City Chamber of Commerce, 1996—1997. Director development Indiana University South Bend, 1997—1999. Missionary, since 1999.
International marketer, since 2000. State representative District 21 Indiana, 2004—2010. Assistant floor leader.
Vice chairman Family, Children & Human Affairs Committee. Member Public Policy Committee. Founder Impact International, 2000.
Married Dean Swilhart.