The Reverend Robert K. Schneider
Rev. Robert K. (Bob) Schneider
Wife: Linda M. Schneider
Born (1958) in New London, NH
Grew up in Claremont, NH
Bob grew up and was very active in the Congregational Church. Linda grew up in a very devout Catholic family.
Married as high school sweethearts (37 years in May)
Bob graduated Norwich University with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1980
Linda graduated Keene State College with a BS in Education in 1980
Spent 5.5 years in the Air Force (Dayton, Ohio), first getting a masters degree in Electrical Engineering, then working on the development of stealth aircraft and other systems. Linda got her masters degree in Education and taught for a couple of years before we had our first child.
I separated from the Air Force in 1985, and we spent the next 25 years in the Washington, DC area, where I helped to start and build a high technology company servicing the US DoD. We sold the company in 2000.
There, we also joined The United Methodist Church at Liberty Grove in Burtonsville, Maryland. We raised 3 children in there:
- Bobby, now 32
- Greg, now 29
- Kathryn, now 25
All three still reside in Maryland, just outside the DC Beltway. Bobby (Bob) and Brooke presented us with our first grandchild in August 2016.
Bob felt the call to ordained ministry in 1998 and entered seminary (Wesley Theological in WDC) in 1999. He graduated and received his first appointment in 2002. In his Maryland congregation, he had 14 countries represented, had a small group reading discussing “Faith, Physics and Philosophy,” and received county government grants to provide summer activities for local kids.
Bob received a surprise appointment to Cape Cod in 2010. He served two years there but found it not to be a right fit. He gives thanks for the wonderful people of the congregation and some truly blessed experiences. His prayer has been to serve his beloved community of Moultonborough. He now returns with some valuable lessons learned to humbly love and to serve the people of MUMC and the greater Moultonborough community.
Linda and Bob have a 7-year-old yellow lab named Boomer. They love to hike, bike, kayak, read, and sit out on the deck or dock with friends. Linda’s an avid reader, enjoys a close women’s group, and has done some incredible sowing. Bob also likes to putter at carpentry.
Mostly, though, we are thankful for what the Spirit of God and the body of Christ have done in our lives and through us. We look forward to the same with you at Moultonborough UMC.
Pastor Bob's Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our family gathered in Aug 2016 at the birth of our first grandchild:
Rt to Lt Peng, Greg (29), Bob (32), Brooke holding Bobby, Jordy, Kathryn (25), and “Mom”