|Autobiography:||Born 1950 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to dairy farmers. Graduated from North St. Paul High School 1968. BA in music education Luther College, Decorah, IA; Master of Fine Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees University of Iowa. Master of Divinity and DMin from Luther Seminary. Married to Lynn 1971; father of three, grandfather of two. First career church musician.|
Congregations served: Grace, Eau Claire, WI; University Lutheran Church of Hope, Mpls, MN; Edison Park, Chgo; First, Duluth, MN; Concordia, Duluth, MN.
I read voraciously, five books on stewardship since August 2013; I compose music for the congregation, I write poetry. I am involved in social service agencies in the area, including the Union Gospel Mission and CHUM (Churches United in Ministry); I preach monthly at the St. Louis County Jail.