Bachelor, San Francisco State University, 1972. Master of Arts, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1977. Master of Library Science, University Hawaii, 1982.
Archivist, History Foundation of the Presbyterian and Reformed Churches, Montreat, North Carolina, 1984-1988; deputy director, archivist department of history, Presbyterian Church (United States of America), Montreat, 1988-1991; associate library, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, Richmond, since 1991. Board of trustees Moravian Music Foundation, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1986-1989.
Member American Theological Library. Association, Society of America Archivists, Society North Carolina Archivists (vice president, president 1987-1989).
Married Linda Ann Davenport, May 13, 1978. 1 child, Christa Renéest.