- Born on August 14, 1950 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
- Priesthood Ordination on June 27, 1976.
- Doctor of Canon Law.
Since 1985 in the diplomatic service of the Holy See with postings in Rwanda, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Jerusalem, and Germany.
Ordained a Bishop on November 11, 2004, tit. Archbishop of Bomarzo, Apostolic Delegate and Nuncio for the region of the Antilles Episcopal Conference from October 2, 2004, and Nuncio in Ukraine from May 21, 2001.
Languages: English, Italian, German and French.