NAD President Don Schneider
Confronts Health Matter
rayers are asked for Don C. Schneider, president of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, as he announced September 30 that the cyst-like benign tumor that he was treated for two years ago has returned, according to a statement from the division.
He is expected to undergo surgery on October 3, to drain fluid and relieve the resulting pressure on the brain. Schneider is expected to be in the hospital for two or three days, and recuperation may take up to four weeks.
While Schneider will not attend the General Conference’s Annual Council session in the Philippines, he is expected to preside at the NAD Year-end Meetings in November, the division stated.
Schneider told NAD staff he remains confident in the power of God and serves the Lord “not because of what he will do for me, but because of what he has already done for me.”
Schneider was elected president of the North American Division on July 3, 2000. He was born in Merrill, Wisconsin. He was ordained to pastoral ministry in 1968, after completing an undergraduate degree at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, and a master's at Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He has served as a pastor and administrator in 10 U.S. states, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Nebraska, Wyoming, New Jersey, Louisiana, Colorado, California, and Michigan, before serving as president of the Lake Union Conference for six years.
He is married to the former Marti Connell. They have two adult children.
-- North American Division/AR Staff