Bachelor, St. John Fisher College, 1972; Master of Divinity, Colgate Rochester Division School, 1975; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, 1986; Master of Business Administration, University of Michigan, 1995.
Campus minister American Baptist Campus Foundation, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1980-1984. Employee Assistance Progressive manager NBD Bank, Detroit, 1988-1990, regional manager human resources, 1991-1993. Adjunct faculty University Michigan, Ann Arbor, since 1990.
Pastor Northside Community Church, 1992—2001. Consultant Career Directions, since 1994, Orion International, Ann Arbor, since 1996. Board directors Eden Foundation, Fairmount, Indiana.
Married Kathie Jo Stirk, June 26, 1976 (divorced 1984). 1 child, John F. Terris.