Bachelor, Augustana College, 1951; BTh, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, 1956; Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Augustana College, 1988.
Pastor 1st English Lutheran Church, Tyler, Minnesota, 1956-1963, St. Philips Lutheran Church, Fridley, 1963-1976. Assistant to president Luther Northwestern Seminary, St. Paul, 1976-1980. Bishop South Dakota district American Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, 1981-1987.
Bishop South Dakota Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, 1988-1995. Retired, 1995; Staff sergeant United States Air Force, 1951-1952.
Staff sergeant United States Air Force, 1951-1952. M C.
Married Clarice Yvonne Pederson, August 23, 1952. Children: Daniel, David, John, Marie.