Michael Wayne Arnold was born in the Republic of Panama while his father was stationed there in the US Army. While he was a small child and his father was still in the military, Michael’s family would move often living in multiple places in Tennessee, Georgia, and New Jersey. The Arnolds finally settled down in 1991 in Huntsville, Alabama where Michael would graduate from Virgil I. Grissom High School in 2002. After graduation, Michael would attend The University of Alabama in addition to studying at the Fachhochschule Augsburg in Augsburg, Germany and the Universität Klagenfurt in Klagenfurt, Austria. Michael graduated in 2006 from The University of Alabama with double undergraduate degrees in Management Information Systems and German. In 2011 Michael became a Christian and received a call to ministry in the Church. He is presently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Vanderbilt University with the intent of becoming an ordained priest and chaplain in the Anglican Church.
Directly after college, Michael went to work for Deloitte as a data analytics software developer in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2008 Michael moved back to the States and continued his career in the data space eventually transitioning to data integration and Perl software development roles. As the manager of data integration at HealthTrust — a partially HCA-owned group purchasing organization — Michael was active in designing the architecture and leading delivery around an enterprise data processing platform and middleware solution. Presently, Michael manages software development teams at LifeWay Christian Resources leading the development of world-class devotional and Bible study tools for the web and mobile devices. Recently, Michael has also developed and released an open source project to provide lectionary readings, LectServe.
Michael has been married to his beautiful wife, Jennifer, since March 2015. In March 2016, he became the father of Rosemary Louise and in January 2018 he became the father of Oliver Charles. In addition to English, Michael speaks German and Dutch and has basic knowledge of French and Latin. On occasion Michael preaches at various churches in Nashville in both English and German. His extracurricular interests include Wesleyan & Anglican theology, libertarian political theory, linguistics, Austrian economics, projects on the RaspberryPi, working on his old Macintoshes and other computers, home automation, agile software development, and the liturgy of the English church. Additional information about Michael can be found in his résumé, on Twitter, and on Pinboard.