Heidi Kinner grew up in England, where she was a member of her village Church of England parish and first thought about the ministry.
Upon graduation from Colorado State University, she attended U. S. Maine Corps Officer Candidate School, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1993.
Her service in the USMC included a tour as a Company Commander with the Women's Recruit Training Battalion at Marine Corps Recruit Deport Parris Island, SC.
It was during her service at Parris Island that she pursued the call to ordained ministry. She received a Master of Divinity at Nashotah House Episcopal Seminary in Wisconsin.
Heidi served churches in California, Alabama and Montana before accepting the call to serve at Christ Memorial Chapel beginning in December 2017.
Heidi is married to Scott Kinner (Major, USMC, Ret.)