Bachelor in Music Theory, University Cincinnati, 1980. Master of Arts in Practical Theology, Cincinnati Christian University, 1986. Master in Church Music, Cincinnati Christian University, 1993.
Master in Music, Miami University, Oxford, 1991. Doctor in Composition, University Kentucky, Lexington, 1995.
Professor music and worship Cincinnati Christian University, since 1988. President CByond Music, Inc., International Worship University.
Church planter Christ's Community Price Hill, Cincinnati, 2002.
Married Ellen Troutman Read, March 21, 1981. Children: Jennifer Duncan, Becky Smyth, Katie Eichhorn, Daniel, Cora, Anthony, Andrew, Isaac.