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Rev. Larry G. Schneekloth, Ph.D., or Pastor Larry (he/him/his), is a life-long Lutheran who grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He graduated from Valparaiso University in Indiana with a degree in physics and math and worked as a physicist 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 Church since 1973.

MLC's Pastor
Church Officers


Michael McIntire, President

Donna Simon, Vice President 

Ms. Presita May, Treasurer

Sharron Davis, Recording Secretary

Jan Nicholas, Financial Secretary

Sharron Davis, Elder 

Ida Dickerson, Honorary Elder

 Richard Kuyper, Elder

Bernardine Postlewaite, Elder

 Jason Hill, Trustee

Matt Phillips, Trustee

Rob Vaught, Trustee

Mary Molnar, Stewardship

Bernie Postlewaite, Stewardship

Laurie Vaught, Stewardship

Tracy Blankenship, Head Usher 

Michael McIntire, Sunday School Superintendent

Rosemary Schneekloth (she/her/hers), Altar Guild Chairperson


During his years in Markham, Pastor Larry has been active with other local ministers, including helping to establish Hope Community Services, which served the community for a number of years. Pastor Larry has also been named as one of the Markham chaplains. He is married to Rosemary and has two adult children and four young adult and teen grandchildren.

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