Storyteller to present ‘Jesus as a Friend’ at Lenten Learning


William V. Arnold, Ph.D., on Tuesday, March 7, will lead the Lenten Learning Discussion at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. He will present “Jesus as a Friend,” beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Soup will be provided by the Christian Formation Committee, reported parish administrator Candie Newman. Child care will be provided and the discussion will conclude by 7 p.m.

Arnold is a “child of the manse,” having grown up as the son of a Presbyterian minister in Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee. He has served as a pastor, a hospital chaplain and a seminary professor.

Since retiring from his last position as minister to senior adults at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, Pa., he and his wife, Margaret Anne Fohl make their home in the Northern Neck.

He volunteers and is a member of the board at the Northern Neck Free Health Clinic, is a board member of the Lancaster Community Library and participates in activities of the Northern Neck Master Naturalists.

In addition to his experience as a pastor and a professor, Arnold is a storyteller, specializing in sacred tales from a variety of religious traditions and a collection of other humorous and cultural tales of the south.