Prior to this appointment, he served as a bishop and stake president, neighborhood ecclesiastical positions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Before his current assignment, he and his wife, Lucie, were serving as full-time public affairs missionaries in Frankfurt, Germany.
As president of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, he manages operations, employees, and marketing and oversees the administrative components of the Choir, including the supervision of over 700 volunteers in the Choir organization. He was a charter member of the Mormon Youth Symphony and Chorus, organized in 1969. While singing, he was appointed personnel manager of the Chorus and worked closely with Ray Furgeson, the president of the organization.
He and Lucie are the parents of three children and have four grandchildren.