Bachelor in Religion, University Tennessee, 1972. Master of Divinity., Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, 1976.
Intern minister, E. Main St. Christian Church, Elwood, Indiana, 1972-1975; pastor, First Christian Church, Fostoria, Ohio., 1976-1978; pastor, First Christian Church, Dawson Springs, Kentucky, 1978-1980; minister of youth and education, Washington Avenue Christian Church, Elyria, Ohio., 1980-1984; associate pastor, First Christian Church, Salem, Ohio., 1984-1985; pastor, Center Christian Church, Marion, Ohio., since 1985.
Active Salem Peace Fellowship, 1984-1985. Supporter Salem Community Theatre, 1985. Singer and guitarist Salem Madrigal Singers, 1984.
Coach Olympics of Mind. Treasurer, board directors Marion Employment Resource Center, Marion Adolescent Pregnancy Program. Vice president Marion County Ministerial Association.
Executive advisor local Boy Scout troop. Board directors American Red Cross. Member Christian Church in Ohio, Marion County Minister's Association, Disciples of Christ History Society.
Married Maureen Elise Early, June 19, 1971. Children: Rachel Joanne, Sarah Renéest.