Blekinge Institute of Technology, Concordia Seminary, Australia, 1955. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, St. Louis, 1989.
Secretary Evangelical Lutheran Church New Zealand, 1960-1963, vice president, 1963-1964, president, 1964-1979. Board directors Board Radio & television Lutheran Church Australia, 1979-1987, Second vice president, 1981-1987, president, 1987-2000. Retired, 2000.
Married Leah Gwenneth Briese, December 13, 1955. Children: Janet Ruth, Peter Andrew, Michael James, Liisa Kathryn.