Bachelor cum laude, St. Olaf College, 1956. Juris Doctor with honors, George Washington University, 1960. Bachelor's Degree with honors, Trinity Lutheran Theological Seminary, Columbus, Ohio, 1965.
Master of Arts in Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1967.
Pastor Gol Lutheran Church, Kenyon, Minnesota, 1973-1992, Grace Lutheran Church, Nerstrand, 1973-1992. Interim pastor VASA Lutheran, Red Wing, since 1992, Messiah Lutheran Church, North Mankato, since 1992, Metro Lutheran, Urland, since 1992, Wangen Prarie Lutheran Church, Cannon Falls, since 1992, Storrahl Lutheran, Zumbrota, since 1992, Wanamingo Pontoppitan Lutheran, since 1992, First Lutheran, Hope, since 1992, LeRoy Lutheran, since 1992, St. Paul's Lutheran, Le Center, since 1992, St. Marks's Lutheran, North Minneapolis, since 1992, Shiloh Lutheran, Elmore, since 1992, East Chain Lutheran, Blue Earth, since 1992. Initial interviewer for seminary candidates Evangelical Lutheran Church American, since 1989.
President Kenyon Arts Council, 1979, refugee committee, Kenyon, 1978, AFS committee, Kenyon, 1976. Member Lions (president 1982).
Married Diane Louise Reinertson, December 22, 1961. Children: Mark, Kristin.