Diploma in theology, Tuebingen University, Germany. Doctor of Theology, Tuebingen University, Germany. Master of Arts in Literature, Otago University, New Zealand.
Lecturer in German University Otago, 1974—1976. Assistant in theology Tuebingen University, 1976—1982. Pastoral caretaker Tuebingen hospitals, 1982—1984.
Director media and television Diocese of Stuttgart, Germany, 1986—1989. Secretary synod Diocese of Rottenburg, 1984—1986, director Institute Education, since 1989. Chairperson international symposia.
Member of Broch Society International, Art Society (vice president, president).
Married Ursula Elizabeth Kessler, December 29, 1980. Children: Maren Rebekka, Hannah Teresa.