Bachelor, Iowa Wesleyan College, 1950. Master of Arts, State University Iowa, 1951.
Art supervisor Omaha Public Schools, 1951—1953. Art teacher Richfield Public Schools, Minnesota, 1953—1984. Investment consultant Ebbco Company, Minneapolis, since 1964.
Served as corporal United States Army, 1946-1947.
Church should be engaged in public policy debates and participate actively in consultations with government.
District commissioner Viking Council Boy Scouts America, Minneapolis, 1977—1979, national jamboree leader, 1973, 1977, 1981, district chairman, 1982—1986. Member of Minnesota Art Educators Association, American Federation Teachers, Minnesota Federation Teachers, Richfield Federation Teachers, Rotary, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Kappa Pi.
Married Beverly Swahn Houts, August 2, 1953. Children: Robert, Mary Jane, Richard, Charles, Chris.