Bachelor, Mount Union College, 1971. Master of Divinity, Duke University, 1974. Doctor in Ministry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1982.
Pastor, Lexington (Ohio) Church of the Cross, 1974-1982;
pastor, Union Avenue United Methodist Church, Alliance, 1982-1986;
pastor, First United Methodist Church, Cleveland, since 1986. Registrar Board Ordained Ministry East Ohio Conference, 1976-1984, chairman conf.nominating committee, 1984-1988. Delegate Jurisdictional Conference, Duluth, Minnesota and DeKalb, Illinois, 1984, 88.
Secretary East Ohio Annual Conference, Canton, since 1988. Weekly news commentator Station WEWS-television, Cleveland.
Trustee Midtown Corridor Association, Cleveland, since 1988. President, trustee Berea Children's Home. Trustee United Theological Seminary, since 1987, Cleveland Alcoholism Services, since 1987.
Member advisory board Playhouse Square, since 1987, St. Luke's Hospital Association. Councilman Lexington Village Council, 1978-1982. Delegate National Security Forum Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama, 1978.
Member University City Club, Kiwanis.
Married Grace Elaine Bird, August 14, 1971. Children: Laura Elaine, Wayne Charles.