Wendy Drake-Schneider

Deputy to 2022 Diocesan Convention

I have been married to Ken Schneider for 20 years, we reside in Little Falls with our three children, Rachel, Jordan and Kasey. I hold a Master of Arts in Theological Studies (Southwestern College, 2016) and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology (College of Staten Island, 1997).

I am running for Deputy to Diocesan Convention. I have given and do give of my time and talent to SLE in the following ways: Warden, Vestry member, Youth Group chaperone, Memorial Committee, 2nd Time Around Shop, Diocesan Convention Deputy, Diocesan Licensed for Lay Ministries including preaching, chalice, reading, worship leader, etc and helping to host diocesan and church events. Former warden/vestry member, two time diocesan convention delegate and Sunday School teacher at St. Agnes’ Little Falls. I have completed the following trainings: Anti-Racism Diocese of NY (Feb 2017), Up to date (and former administrator) Safeguarding God’s Children, Diocese of NY Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment and Exploitation training (1999). Pastoral Bereavement Certified through the Archdiocese of NY (May 1998).

I have just finished a term as President of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Newark and have served on the committee since January 2017. I also served on the Bishop transition committee during the Bishop search and transition process for the XIth Bishop of the Diocese of Newark. I have been elected as a General Convention Delegate alternate in the past and currently serve as Warden.