Rolf grew up in Richfield, Minnesota and graduated from Richfield High School in 1973. In 1977, Rolf married his high school sweetheart Ann. In 1982, Rolf began attending North Central Bible College (Assemblies of God) and graduated in 1986 with a BS degree in Pastoral Studies.
Ann and Rolf have four sons and seven grandchildren. They live in Hermantown.
Rolf’s favorite recreations are watching his son’s sporting events and running. He has completed 12 full (26.2 miles) marathons and two half marathons. (His goal is to finish before they start taking down the barriers!) Rolf's main objective in teaching is “practical Bible teaching for everyday living.” He is the usual speaker for Duluth Gospel Tabernacle’s Sunday worship services.