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Meet Pastor Jacob

Hi, I’m Jacob Schneider and I am excited and grateful to serve as the pastor of Ozark United Methodist Church!


My amazing wife, Keera, and I have been married since 2016, and we both love hiking, kayaking, and travelling whenever we can.  Our favorite place that we have visited is Switzerland, on our one year anniversary.I also enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, reading, and cooking—especially BBQ.


Keera and I are both from the St. Joseph, MO area (we grew up 20 miles apart and didn’t even know each other!), and come to Ozark in July of 2019 from serving a pastoral appointment in the Kansas City area.  Prior to living in Kansas City, I served my first pastoral appointment at two congregations in Fayette, MO, after attending Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY.


Prayer, mission, and the Holy Spirit have taken strong hold on me throughout my faith journey and in the ministry to which God has called me.  I am passionate about proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ, through word and action, and about helping others to grow in their knowledge and love of God.  I also have a love for helping people own their calling to live missionally in their day to day lives.


It is because of this that I am excited about what God has done, is doing, and has yet to do at Ozark UMC as we live into our mission of “Leading people to actively follow Jesus Christ.”