Associate of Applied Science, Suffolk Community College, 1985. Bachelor, Hofstra University, 1987. Certified, Writer's Digest, Dana, Ohio, 1989.
Master of Divinity, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, 2000.
Secretary, Town of Brookhaven Arts Council, Yaphank, New York, 1981-1984; writer, publicist, Town of Brookhaven Arts Council, Yaphank, New York, since 1987; secretary, Accent Hardwood Flooring, Middle Island, New York, 1984-1985; freelance writer, Port Jefferson, New York, since 1989; community relations coordinator, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Pembroke Pines, Florida, 1991-1995; seminarian, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, since 1995.