Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, University Michigan, 1949. STB, Harvard Divinity School, 1953.
Minister Universalist Church of Hollywood, California, 1959-1960. Teacher Glendale (California) Unified School District, 1960-1962, Los Angeles Unified School District, 1962-1972. Central coordinator Unity-and-Diversity World Council, Los Angeles, since 1965.
Founding minister Unity-and-Diversity Ministries, since 1974. Substitute teacher Los Angeles Unified School District, since 1972. Member faculty world University in Los Angeles, 1987-1990.
Board directors Interfaith Council for United Nations, Los Angeles.
Married Elizabeth Elliot, June 13, 1953. Children: Deanna Jennings, Dana, Lynn Murphy.