Bachelor, Middle America Nazarene University, Olathe, Kansas, 1988. Master of Religious Education, Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas, Missouri, 1993. Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies, Trinity International University, Deerfield, Illinois, 2009.
Associate pastor christian education & youth ministry Shawnee Church Nazarene, Kansas, 1992—2003. Professor christian education Middle America Nazarene University, Olathe, since 2003. Final round judge Evangelical Christian Publications Association, 2003—2007.
Member, board directors Kansas City Urban Youth Center, Missouri, 2007—2008. Member, board ministry Kansas City District Church Nazarene, since 2007.
Member Connecting New Generation Task Force, International Church Nazarene, 2003—2009. Board trustees Shawnee Church Nazarene, Kansas, 2006—2008. Member Kansas City Urban Youth Center, 2007—2009.
Member of International Association Study Youth Ministry, Association Youth Ministry Educators, North American Professors Christian Education.
Married Karen S. Adelsperger, May 9, 1988. 1 child Melinda.