Bachelor, Eastern Mennonite College, 1955.
Assistant secretary, Eastern Mennonite Board Missions and Charities, Salunga, Pennsylvania, 1953-1958; overseas secretary, general secretary, Eastern Mennonite Board Missions and Charities, 1958-1970; executive secretary, study commission on church organization, Eastern Mennonite Board Missions and Charities, 1970-1971; general secretary, Mennonite Church General Board, Rosemont, Illinois, 1971-1977; executive secretary, Mennonite World Conference, 1990-1992; president, Mennonite Health Association, 1990-1992; member, board directors, Mennonite Christian Leadership Foundation, Landisville, Pennsylvania, 1980-1992; secretary, Council Mission Board Sections, Rosemont, Illinois, 1962-1974; member, Presidium Mennonite World Conference, 1967-1973; president, Mennonite Housing Aid, Inc., Lombard, Illinois, 1975-1981; ordained to ministry, 1981. Member of Executive Committee, vice chairman and trustee American Leprosy Missions, Bloomfield, New Jersey, 1967-1980. President Tamarack Retirement Residences, Inc., 1985-1991.
Member American Society Missiology.
Married Jean Kulp Metz, December 22, 1951. Children: Mary Jean, Dale Edward, Linda Sue, Carol Ann, Karen Louise.