Bachelor, Valparaiso University, 1964. ThB, Concordia Theological Seminary, 1961. Master of Divinity, Concordia Theological Seminary, 1974.
Master of Arts, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, California Graduate School Theology, 1975. Master of Sacred Theology, Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1986.
Doctor of Science (honorary), London University.
English pastor, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Jerusalem, 1967-1968;
principal, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Brooklyn, 1968-1969;
pastor, Ascension Lutheran Church, Binghamton, New York, 1969-1978;
pastor, Holy Emmanuel, Mahoney City, Pennsylvania, 1981-1986;
pastor, St. John, St. Clair, Pennsylvania, 1981-1986;
pastor, St. John, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, 1981-1986;
co-pastor, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Torrington, Connecticut, since 1986. Adjunct Professor State University of New York, Binghamton, 1975-1977. Chairperson Global Missions, Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, Chicago, since 1985.
Vice president, treasurer Slavic Heritage Institute, Torrington, since 1965.
Wing chaplain Civil Air Patrol Connecticut, since 2008, board directors American Red Cross, 1986-1999. President Crimestoppers, since 1988, New England History Society, since 1990. Chair international relations committee European Landscape Contractors Association-Slovak Zion Synod, 1995, administrative assistant to the bishop, since 2002.
Fellow Istituto Slovacco. Member American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, Czechoslovak Society for the Arts and Sciences, New England Lutheran History Society (president since 1990, editor Journal New England Lutheran History Society since 1995).
Married Wilma S. Kucharek, December 27, 1980. Children: Thomas Samuel, Joshua Michael.