Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1944; Bachelor of Divinity, Yale University, 1947; Doctor of Philosophy Edinburgh U. in Division, Scotland, 1949.
Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church, 1954. Graduate secretary Dwight Hall, Yale University, 1944-1946. International secretary Student Christian Movement Great British and Ireland, 1946-1948.
Member executive staff World's Student Christian Movement, Geneva, 1949-1952. Professor theology Higher Theological College, Djakarta, Indonesia and Nommensen University, P. Siantar, Sumatra, Indonesia, 1952-1957. Executive secretary Commission on Faith and Order, World Council Churches, Geneva, 1957-1961.
Executive director New York City office World Council Churches, New York City, 1978-1984. Theological consultant general secretariat Commission on Faith and Order, World Council Churches, Geneva, 1978-1984. Director seminars Vesper Society, San Leandro, California, 1984-1986.
Senior fellow communication divinity school Yale University, 1984-1986. Manager China senior service coprs program Vesper Society, 1987-1988. Consultant business ethics project Concordia College, Moorehead, Minnesota, from 1988.
Director study on pre-seminary education Lilly Endowment Inc., Minneapolis, 1961-1963. Professor systematic theology Pacific Lutheran Seminary and Graduate Theological Union, Berkely, California, 1963-1978. Harvard University Corporation research fellow Division School and Graduate School Business Administration, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1971-1973.
Director Case-Study Institute (Cambridge), 1971-1974. Vice president First Federal Savings & Loan Association, Grand Forks, 1978-1982.
Member of Elizabethan (Yale University).
Married Elizabeth Onstad, December 20, 1945.