Certified, Lutheran Brethren Seminary, 1954. Bachelor of Science, Mayville State University, North Dakota, 1959. Master of Science, University Oregon, 1970.
Pastor, Elim Lutheran Church, Frontier, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1954-1957; pastor, Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Mayville, 1957-1960; pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon, 1960-1963; pastor, 59th Street Lutheran Church, Brooklyn, 1963-1968; pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pasadena, California, 1969-1973; executive director world missions, Church Lutheran Brethren American, Fergus Falls, Minnesota, 1973-1986; president, Church Lutheran Brethren American, Fergus Falls, Minnesota, since 1986. Editor Faith and Fellowship, 1967-1975.
Married Sally Lee Stephenson, December 29, 1949. Children: Catherine Jean Overgaard Thuleen, Robert Milton, Elizabeth Dianne Overgaard Almendinger, Barbara, Craig, David (deceased), Lori Overgaard Noack.