Pastor Dan Schneider was born in our state's capital, Madison, Wisconsin on September 29,1955. He grew up in the Milwaukee metro area and in Madison, was confirmed at Hales Corners Lutheran Church and graduated from Martin Luther High School in Greendale where he met his future wife.

He continued his education, graduating from Concordia Teacher's College in River Forest, Illinois in 1977 with a degree in elementary education.  Preparation for the ministry was completed at Concordia Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after serving a vicarage in Flint, Michigan and in Hamill, South Dakota.

Following graduation and ordination in June of 1980, he served Immanuel, Auroraville, and Trinity, Borth, rural congregations in Waushara County, WI.  He also has served Divine Savior Lutheran Church in North Fond du Lac, WI, and St. John's Lutheran Church in Glendale, WI.  He was installed as Immanuel's pastor on March 19th, 2000.

His wife, Jeri Lynn, is a Lutheran teacher and is currently on the staff at Immanuel, teaching 4th grade.  They have four children - Jessica, Joshua, Peter and Matthew.

“I love God’s Word and I love people. It’s a joy for me to be in a role that allows me to share both those loves on a daily basis. The challenges that face us in our daily living are many. It is a precious privilege to serve in this place, directing my heart and the hearts of others to the solid foundation of the love of God that comes by grace through Christ Jesus.”

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