Christian Snyder was baptized and received into the Roseland, Nebraska Mennonite church on 25 August 1892. Ten years later, on 25 September 1902, he was ordained to the office of deacon in the Roseland church. He served there until 1913 when the family moved to Filer, Idaho. In 1917 the family moved again, living and serving briefly in Duchess before another move in the fall of 1917, this time to Creston, Montana. The Snyders left Montana in 1921 or 1922. Chris, having been ordained a deacon for life, served in that capacity in the various churches of which he became a member as a result of his frequent moves.
Conference and Mission Board activities, first with the Kansas-Nebraska Conference and then with the Pacific Coast Conference, took up a good deal of Christian Snyder's time. He served as President of the Mission Board of the Pacific Coast Conference for twenty-three years and expressed great satisfaction that, throughout that time, he had a perfect record of attendance. He was also interested in singing, promoting singing classes and song programs in the church. He lived sacrificially, regarding the Scriptures as a complete guide to Christian life.
Mountain View Mennonite Church. A History of the Church at Creston, Montana. Kalispell, Montana: Mountain View Mennonite Church, 1992.
Regehr, T. D. Faith, Life and Witness in the Northwest, 1903-2003: Centennial History of the Northwest Mennonite Conference. Kitchener, ON: Pandora Press, 2003.
Obituary notice for Christian Snyder in the Gospel Herald.
|Author(s)||Ted D Regehr|
|Date Published||December 2003|
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