Bachelor, Augsburg College, 1960. Master of Divinity, Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1963. D.Div., Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, 1980.
Pastor Epiphany Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, 1963-1968, St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Louisville, 1968-1971, Our Saviour Lutheran Church, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1971-1979. Bishop Indiana-Kentucky Synod Lutheran Church American, Indianapolis, 1979-1987, Indiana-Kentucky Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church American, 1987-1998. Board directors Indiana Council Churches, 1979-1996, vice president, 1991-1994, president, 1994-1996.
Board directors Kentucky Council Churches, Lutheran School Theology, Chicago, Lutheran School, Columbia, South Carolina, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, Suomi College, Weekly Religious Broadcast, 1977-1979. Governing board National Council Churches Christ United States of America, New York City, 1981-1988, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, 1988-1996, Trinity Seminary, 1996-1998.
Member governing board Suomi College, Hancock, Michigan, 1998-2001. Board directors Spencer County Mental Health Association, since 2003. Member Spencer County Mental Health Board, 2003^.
Married Mary Jane Roth, July 30, 1955. Children— Richard, Joan, John.