He studied at the feet of the consecrated sages of a renowned religious university on the Great Plains.
He was a journeyman at the first Lutheran secondary school west of the Rockie Mountains.
Currently he's dropped anchor in the midst of amber waves of grain in the Loess Hills and rolling prairie of America's heartland.
- At Christ Church Lutheran in Phoenix he served as an acolyte
- After receiving a BSEd in Secondary Education from Concordia, Nebraska and was Called as a Commissioned (not to be confused with ordained) Minister of the Gospel/Teacher to Los Angeles Lutheran Jr/Sr High School.
- At Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Canyon Country, California he served as an Elder, a worship assistant, and an adult Bible study leader.
- At St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak, Iowa he has served as Youth Group Counselor, High School Bible study leader, Junior High Sunday School Co-Teacher, Congregational President, Vice President and Church Council Secretary. Here he served on committees to develop mission and purpose statements and to coordinate celebration of the church's 125th anniversary and compilation of a history book.