State Director, Maine
With a successful background in competitive athletics, education, and business management, Christian Arnold has the perfect skillset for FCA Maine’s State Director role.
“I love being involved in the lives of kids and have found that athletics have a significant impact on both children and adults,” says Arnold. “Sports can really mold you as a person, and what I hope to see is for FCA to have a presence in every school, campus, and community in the state of Maine.”
Arnold grew up in Fremont, Indiana, where she excelled in cross-country and track. She went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Bethel College in Mishawaka in 2005 where she earned an education degree. Arnold also competed in cross-country and track in college and earned All-American in both sports. She went on to teach elementary school and coach cross-country and track in Indiana before launching a health food store in 2010 while managing her husband’s four auto parts businesses in 2010. With a business-savvy mindset and a heart for youth sports, Arnold knew that God had a bigger role intended for her life.
“I was introduced to FCA in high school, and it gave me a whole different purpose and reason to run,” says Arnold. “Through the ministry, I learned that committing yourself to Jesus Christ through athletics can bring your competition and dedication to a new level. Your faith then carries over to all other aspects of life: academics, personal relationships, and more. When I rediscovered FCA as an adult, I immediately felt God pulling me towards the ministry, and am excited to bring his glory throughout Maine as State Director.”
Arnold and her husband live in Washington County, Maine with their two dogs. They attend First Baptist Church in Pembroke and like to garden, hike, and enjoy the great outdoors together.