Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University, 1956. Master of Divinity, Center Lutheran Theological Seminary, Fremont, Nebraska, 1963. Master of Theology, Princeton University, 1974.
Master of Education, Columbia University, 1980. Doctor of Education, Columbia University, 1983.
Pastor, St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Portland, Texas, 1963-1970; second in command Lieutenant, United States Army, 1970; advanced through grades lieutenant colonel, United States Army, 1985; chaplain, United States Army, 1970-1987; retired,, 1987; pastor, Our Redeemer Luth Church, Kalamazoo, since 1987. Chairman youth committee Texas-Louisiana Synod, Lutheran Church in American, 1965-1970. Chairman communication committee Michigan Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, since 1987.
Board of directors Kalamazoo Consultation Center. Member Religious Speech Communication Association, Academy Preachers, Liturgical Arts, Rotary.
Married Jean Colette Okstel, February 14, 1981. Children: Craig, Roger.