Bachelor magna cum laude, Midland College, 1954. Master of Divinity, Lutheran School Theology, Chicago, 1957. Doctor (honorary), University Latvia, 1996.
Mission developer, pastor, Grace Lutheran Church, Albion, Michigan, 1957-1963; pastor, Messiah Lutheran Church, Constantine, Michigan, 1963-1969; administrator, director, Latvian Center Garezers, Inc., Three Rivers, Michigan, 1969-1972; pastor, Zion Latvian Lutheran Church, Chicago, 1973-1994; president, Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, 1984-1993; dean department of theology, U. Latvia, Riga, since 1994. Assembly delegate Lutheran World Federation, Budapest, Hungary, 1984, Curitiba, Brazil, 1990.
Secretary Helsinki Monitoring Committee, Chicago, 1983-1985. Member advisory board Illinois Ethnic Consultant, Chicago, 1986. Board directors Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service, New York City, 1988-1994.
Married Biruta Grinbergs, July 2, 1960. Children: Anita Valda, Krista Maija, Victor Andrew.