Master of Divinity, Drew University, 1945. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1949. Doctor of Ministry, Christian Theological Seminary, 1972.
Associate minister, Epworth-Euclid Methodist Church, Cleveland, 1949-1954;
minister, Edwards Congressional Church, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1954-1960;
senior minister, 1st Congressional Church, Elyria, Ohio., 1960-1973;
senior minister, Countryside Community Church, Omaha, 1973-1990;
minister emeritus, Countryside Community Church, Omaha, since 1990. Chairman, Board Of Directors and Executive Committee Board Homeland Ministries, United Church Christ. Consultant United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, since 1990.
Chairman, Board Of Directors Nebraska Conference United Church Christ. Board directors Together, Inc.
President Lorain County Family Service Association Chaplain United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946. Member Harvard Business School Association, Lorain County Family Service Association (president), Explorers Club of New York, Rotary.
Married Laraine Ogden, June 29, 1949. Children: Richard Edwards, Thomas Hooker, Robert Downing.