Rev. Larry G. Schneekloth, Ph.D., or Pastor Larry, as he is known to one and all, is a life-long Lutheran who grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where his family were (and are) active members of Trinity Lutheran Church. He graduated from Valparaiso University in Indiana with a degree in physics and math, and worked as a physicist in Washington D. C. for three years before enrolling at Concordia Lutheran Seminary in Springfield, Illinois (Pastor is an honorary alumnus of the Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago, LSTC). After seminary, he earned a doctorate in Old Testament and Semitic languages at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has served as pastor of Markham Lutheran since 1973. During his years in Markham, Pastor Larry has been active with other local ministers, including helping to establish Hope Community Services, which was active in the community for a number of years. Pastor Larry is also one of the Markham chaplains. He is married to Rosemary and they have two adult children and four grandchildren.