AB, University of California, Berkeley, 1971; Master of Arts, Master of Divinity, Pacific School of Religion, 1974.
Pastor, Armona (California)-Laton (California) United Methodist Churches, 1974-1976; pastor, Sunnyhills United Methodist Church, Milpitas, California, 1976-1982; pastor, Grace United Methodist Church, Stockton, California, 1982-1988; senior pastor, Willow Glen United Methodist Church, San Jose, California, since 1988. Secretary Board of Ordained Ministry, California-Nevada United Methodist Church, 1985-1988;chair division of worship, California-Nevada Annual Conference, 1980-1982.
Chair planning commission City of Milpitas, 1978-1981, special education committee Stockton Unified School District, 1986-1988. Vice-chair County Mental Health Advisory Board, Santa Clara County, 1981-1982. Member Center for Ministry (Oakland, California, board directors).
Married Linda Kay Jacobsen, September 11, 1971. Children: Katharine Anne, Thomas Gordon.