Rev. Robert K. Schneider has been appointed to the Moultonborough United Methodist Church by Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar, Resident Bishop of the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church, effective July 1, 2017.
Pastor Bob and his wife, Linda, grew up in Claremont, NH, but they also have deep roots in Moultonborough. Bob’s family goes back several generations here; he and Linda own a home off the Neck Road, and are very excited about this appointment. We at Moultonborough UMC look forward to welcoming them on Sunday, July 2nd. Pastor Bob will preach at both our 8 and 10 AM services. A special fellowship hour will follow each service. We invite everyone in the area to join us.
Pastor Bob served in the Air Force for six years as a lead engineer for the development of stealth technology and then grew and sold a business doing related work. He answered a call to ordained ministry in 1999, graduating from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., in 2002. He enjoyed his first appointment at a culturally diverse church in MD and is especially proud of leading their work with the local community and government to create programs for at-risk youth. He was also very involved with Boy Scouting in Maryland and with his sons’ and daughter’s sport teams. Bob and Linda decided to move back to NH in 2010, where he was appointed to First UMC in Littleton. During his ministry there, the church started a Respitality Center for caregivers of persons with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, opened an Outreach House, and revived ministries for children and youth. Being very community oriented, he loved the vibrant small-town activities of Littleton, especially the annual ecumenical choir festival and tutoring math at the high school.
Pastor Bob and Linda have three adult children and one grandchild, all residing in Maryland. Linda is an elementary school teacher who has been in the classroom, a staff development teacher, and most recently a reading specialist. She is about to sign a contract with a neighboring school district. It has been Pastor Bob’s fervent prayer and passionate desire to someday pastor our church. We are blessed to welcome him and Linda to Moultonborough UMC.
If you wish to know more about Pastor Bob, go here to view a short biography