I’m Chris Arnold. I am a priest in The Episcopal Church, which is the Anglican province in The United States and 16 others countries.
I was called as the 16th Rector (head priest) of Trinity at Christmas 2015. Prior to my arrival in Oshkosh, I served parish in the dioceses of Kansas (St. Andrew’s, Emporia) and Lexington (St. Mary’s, Middlesboro). I was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the northeast of England, and have lived in Massachusetts, California, Washington State, and, for a brief spell after college, back in Cambridge, England. Father Chris earned a BA in European History from UC Santa Cruz, the MDiv at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and an MA in Liturgical Studies through the Graduate Theological Union.
Here in the diocese of Fond du Lac I serve on the Standing Committee, the Board of Examining Chaplains, and the Liturgical Commission. I’m also quite happy to be a repeat chaplain at summer camp and other diocesan youth activities.
I met my wife when we were both members of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle. I’m a high school soccer referee. I’m interested in cycling, running, archery, chant, ice hockey, cider fermentation, making soups, playing video games, exploring the hidden corners of Wisconsin, and Southampton Football Club in the Premier League.