Bachelor, Stanford University, 1955. Master of Divinity, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1958. STD, San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1978.
Doctor of Divinity, North Park University, 1998.
Assistant pastor, Evangelical Church, Eagle Rock, California, 1958-1959; pastor, Pasadena, California, 1963-1970; pastor, Peninsula Covenant Church, Redwood City, California, 1971-1986; president, Evangelical Covenant Churches, Chicago, since 1986. Chairman meeting United States church leaders, since 1992.
Member International Federation of Free Evangelical Churches (president since 1996).
Married Elizabeth Helen Taylor, March 19, 1966. Children: Kristin, Kathleen (deceased).