Bachelor of Science in Education, Southwest Missouri State University, 1969.
Teacher, coach, Camdenton (Missouri) School Sys., 1971-1975; agent, State Farm Insurance Companies, Lebanon, Missouri, 1975-1978; agency manager, State Farm Insurance Companies, Lebanon, Missouri, 1978-1995; agency field consultant, State Farm Insurance Companies, Lebanon, Missouri, 1995-1998; agency administrative assistant, State Farm Insurance Companies, Columbia, Missouri, since 1999.
Represented in Baptist churches are equally diverse worship styles, cultural mores and approaches to Scriptural interpretation. The resulting challenges and opportunities have made the believers stronger —through fellowship, respect, mutual support and dialog, all based on a belief that unity in Christ involves growth and understanding.
President Laclede County Sheltered Workshop, Lebanon, 1978-1981. Member Lebanon Park Board, 1982-1983, president, 1983. Member Lebanon R-3 School Board, 1983-1989.
Member Lebanon Babe Ruth Baseball World Series, 1985-1995, executive director, 1991-1994. First lieutenant United States Army, 1969-1971, Vietnam. Member South West Missouri State University Alumni (alumni board, president 1996), Optimist Club (president since 1975), Masons (honor master 1983), Scottish Rite, Shriners.
Married Janis Kay Mount, June 1, 1968. Children: Matthew William, Carrie Elizabeth.