Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1955. Master of Divinity magna cum laude, Drew University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1973.
Senior pastor, Community United Methodist Church, Huntington Beach, California, 1962-1969; senior pastor, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, San Bernardino, California, 1969-1971; professor religion, Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa., since 1973. Chair department religion Simpson College, Indianola, since 1988, director senior colloquium, since 1989. President Ministerial Association, Huntington Beach, 1967-1968, San Bernardino, 1970-1971.
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Chairperson Community Coordinating Committee, Huntington Beach, 1968. Chair citizens advising committee Huntington Beach School District, 1967. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1955-1959.
Member Society Christian Ethics, American Academy Religion, American Association Marriage and Family Therapy (clinical), Project on Religion and the Life of the Nation, Rotary.
Married Joan Carol Kleinfelter, June 16, 1960. Children: David, Deborah, Sharon.