Bachelor, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1962; Bachelor's Degree, Augustana Theological Seminary, 1966; Master of Divinity, Lutheran School of Theology Chicago, 1971.
Pastor, East and West Union Lutheran Parish, Carver, Minnesota, 1966-1969; pastor, King of Glory Lutheran Church, Arvada, Colorado, 1969-1972; pastor, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Lakewood, Colorado, 1972-1976; assistant to bishop, Indiana Kentucky Synod Lutheran Church in American, Indianapolis, 1976-1978; pastor, Grace Lutheran Church, Columbia City, Indiana, since 1978. Chaplain Arvada Colorado Police Department, 1969-1972, Lakewood Department Public Safety, 1972-1976, Indiana State Police, Indianapolis, since 1979.
Member Columbia City (Indiana) Park Board, 1979-1983. Board directors Indiana Mental Health Association, since 1985. Various board and committees.
Member Whitley County Art Guild, Whitley County History Association, Rotary.
Married Sandra Marilyn Svendsen, December 28, 1963. Children: Lisa Karyn, Scott Eric.