AB, Juniata College, 1955. Master of Religious Education, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1958. Doctor Ministry, San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1987.
Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Hanover College, 1991.
Assistant pastor, Highland Park (Illinois) Presbyterian Church, 1962-1964;
associate pastor, 2d Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, 1964-1969;
co-pastor, Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Denver, 1969-1980;
senior pastor, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Sacramento, 1980-1988;
senior pastor, 1st Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana, since 1988. Delegate General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (United States of America), 1973, 77. Moderator Presbytery of Denver, 1977.
Chairman Major Mission Fund Synod of Rocky Mountains, Denver, 1976-1978.
President Pine Springs Camp, Jennerstown, Pennsylvania, 1960-1962. Member Rotary, Sacramento, 1980-1986. Trustee Smock Foundation, Fort Wayne, since 1988, Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester, Indiana, since 1990.
Member Association Presbyterian Church Educators, Presbytery of Whitewater Valley.
Married Marian Veals, September 11, 1955 (divorced 1971). Children: Richard L., Thomas, Beth, Janet, John. Married Patricia Ann Olsen, January 28, 1973.