The Reverend Canon Christopher Seal

Father Christopher SealThe Reverend Canon Christopher Seal, A.B., MDiv.

32nd Rector of the Parish of the Holy Trinity, Nevada City, California.

Born at Long Beach, California, 26 May 1950. Married Gae Victoria Goodrich 7 January 1983, three daughters.

Education:

  • Long Beach Wilson High School, class of 1968.
  • Occidental College, Los Angeles, California, A.B. Degree 1972 (Major: International Relations; Minors: Economics, History)
  • Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, California, Master of Divinity Degree (Parish Ministry), 1981

Ordinations:

  • Ordained Deacon 20 June 1981 by The Rt. Revd. Robert Rusack, Bishop of Los Angeles
  • Ordained Priest 10 January 1982 by The Rt. Revd. Robert Rusack, Bishop of Los Angeles

Ministry History:

  • Curate, St. Mark’s Church, Glendale, California, Diocese of Los Angeles, 1981-1983
  • Vicar of Christ the King Church, Quincy, California, Diocese of Northern California 1983-1988
  • 47th Rector of Etton with Helpston (since 1225), Cambridgeshire, Diocese of Peterborough, England, 1988-1994.
  • Licensed for life by His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury to serve as a Priest of the Church of England
  • Honorary Canon of the Cathedral of St. Peter, Kanungh, Uganda, Diocese of Kinkiizi, Church of Uranda
  • Rector of the Parish of the Holy Trinity, Nevada City, California

Previous Diocesan Service:

  • President, Standing Committee, Diocese of Northern California
  • Member, Diocesan Council, Diocese of Northern California (NCal)
  • Chair, Congregational Development and Church Planting Task Force (NCal)
  • Presiding Judge of the Ecclesiastical Court (two terms)
  • Personnel Committee (NCal)
  • Policies and Procedures Committee (NCal)
  • Diocesan Council (NCal) (two terms)
  • Peterborough Diocesan Synod (legislative body of the Diocese of Peterborough, Church of England)
  • Secretary of the Peterborough Deanery Standing Committee (Church of England)
  • Spirituality Commission (NCal)
  • Ecumenical Commission (NCal)
  • Indian Work Commission (Diocese of LA)