Rev. David Snyder was born in Indiana. He was brought up in the First Baptist Church of Indianapolis. He first experienced the call to ministry as a youth on a church retreat. Following that call through college Dave graduated from Indiana State University and entered Andover Newton Theological School. He earned a Master of Divinity degree and was ordained into Christian ministry July 26, 1981.
Rev. Dave’s first pastorate was in a yoked parish of the First Congregational Church of Tamworth, and the Community Baptist Church of Chocorua, New Hampshire. Following that pastorate, he served in various ministry settings that included interfaith work, campus ministry work, interim ministry work, and most recently settled ministry in the First Congregational Church of South Windsor, Connecticut.
During the course of Rev. Dave’s ministry he has enjoyed working with people of all ages. He delights in the various moments of church life, for instance the special moments of offering Baptisms and Weddings are a true delight for him. The special times of fellowship such as the gathering of the church for lunch, pot luck dinners, or soup suppers, have played an important role in deepening his own faith. Rev. Dave has helped to lead and organize mission trips for youth, young adults and older adults. The chance to be together in small groups reaching out to lend a hand to others has been a significant cherished experience for him.
Rev. Dave has three grown children, Jonathan, Joanna and Rachel who delight him and challenge him. He has one grandchild age 11, Jonathan, Jr. who loves to play football and enjoys being outdoors with the Snyder’s two dogs Gus and Fozzie.
Rev. Dave enjoys living in Cedar Grove with his wife, Lisa and grandson J.J. Together they enjoy, gardening, cooking, video games, photography, outdoor adventures and attending church gatherings and mission trips. They look forward to many years ahead working with people of faith and growing in faith and love together.