Bachelor of Arts, Baker U., 1938; A.M., Boston University, 1940; Master of Divinity cum laude, Boston University, 1941; student (summers), Garrett Biblical Institute and Northwestern University, 1942; student (summers), Union Theological Seminary, 1943; Doctor of Divinity, Adrian College, 1952; Doctor of Divinity, Baker U., 1966; Doctor of Humane Letters, Milliken U., 1974.
Ordained to ministry, Methodist Church, 1940; assistant pastor, First Methodist Church, Baldwin, Kansas, 1936-1938; assistant pastor, St. Mark's Methodist Church, Brookline, Massachusetts, 1938-1941; pastor, Thayer-St. Paul, Kansas, 1941-1943; pastor, First Church, Olathe, Kansas, 1943-1945; director youth department, General Board Education Methodist Church, Nashville, 1945-1950; pastor, 1st Methodist Church, Jackson, Michigan, 1950-1959; pastor, 1st United Methodist Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1959-1972; pastor, 1st United Methodist Church, Kalamazoo, 1972-1983; faculty department religion, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, 1983-1989; adjunct faculty, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, 1989-1993. Dean Michigan Methodist Pastors School, 1959-1965. Member Judicial Council United Methodist Church, 1968-1988, secretary, 1976-1988, secretary emeritus, 1988.
Trustee Bronson Hospital, 1972-1988, Adrian College, Asbury Methodist Village, since 1996. President, board directors Youth for Understanding, 1970-1983, Ann Arbor United Fund, Young Men’s Christian Association-Young Women’s Christian Association. Member World Methodist Council, National Council Churches, Mark Twain Society, National Forensic League, Pi Kappa Delta, Alpha Psi Omega.
Married Hazel Pearl Senti, June22, 1941. Children— Susan (Mistress Max Unland), Elizabeth (Mistress Warren W. Wright).