Born in Ohio in Midwest USA in 1951; professed first vows in the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) in 1971; took part in the Overseas Training Program in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in 1975-1977 during seminary formation in Chicago; professed perpetual vows and ordained a priest in 1979; served as pastor (1980-1983) and taught in seminary and college (1986) in PNG. Studies included: Linguistics studies with the Summer Institute of Linguistics in North Dakota (1978-1979); MDiv at Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago (1979); Licentiate (1985) and Doctorate (1990) in Missiology at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, with the thesis: "Initiation Rites as Religious Phenomena: A Case Study from Papua New Guinea." On the faculty of CTU since 1990, and currently a Full Professor of Intercultural Studies and Ministry and the Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD Professor of Mission and Culture. Became a member of Anthropos Institute in 1991 and is currently serving fifth three-year term as the International Coordinator of Anthropos Institute (2007-2021). Served as a member of the initial ad hoc committee on interculturality in 2013; chaired the SVD Resource Committee on Interculturality (RCI) over 2015-2019; co-chairs the reconstituted SVD-SSpS RCI (2019-2022). Chaired organizing teams for interculturality programs for religious congregations with SVD and SSpS (2015, 2016, 2017 in Nemi; forthcoming 2020 in Steyl), at CTU (2017-2020), International Union of Superiors General in Rome (2019 and forthcoming in Nairobi in July 2020). Co-facilitates annual 6-day immersion experience to the Rose Bud and Pine Ridge Lakota reservations in South Dakota, USA.