Reverend Richard Schneider

Pastor Richard was a social studies teacher for three years; first in Wausau Wisconsin, then in the inner city of Milwaukee. While he was teaching in Milwaukee he began to think that God was calling him into pastoral ministry. 

In 2004, he packed up the family and moved to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He served his vicarage at Valley Lutheran Church in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and graduated in May of 2008. 

Pastor Richard was ordained at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, in Mequon Wisconsin, and began his ministry as Associate Pastor at Emmanuel Lutheran, Kettering, OH on June 29th, 2008. 

On August 30, 2015 Pastor Richard was installed as Atonement’s Pastor where he leads with love, joy, and a passion to keep Atonement faithfully serving God by serving in the community. 

He and his wife, Kristin are the parents of three wonderful children. 


Carmen Fryman

Carmen is the Director of Atonement Lutheran Preschool and ALPS PALS Summer Camp.  Additionally, she serves as a lead teacher, fulfilling her passion to teach and guide children.  She has served in this dual role capacity since 2002.  

Carmen has been blessed to see Atonement Lutheran Preschool grow from a half-day preschool in 2002 to the current full-day preschool program offering before and after care as well as summer camp to better accommodate parent needs.  

Carmen, her husband John, and their six children (ALPS graduates ALL) are active members of Atonement Lutheran Church.  

She is committed to ensuring that ALPS is a Great Place for your child to Learn and Grow!



Angela Gephart

Angela has been the Director of Youth and Children's Ministry since 2016. She is a life long member of Atonement Lutheran Church.  Angela serves children from kindergarten through college.  

Angela is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus, and equipping youth to be confident, loving, Christ-like Christians. 

In her free time, Angela enjoys reading, swimming, and being goofy with her husband and two children.


Sherri Savage

Sherri came to Columbus from Toledo, Ohio in the mid 80's. She has served as Atonement's Administrative Assistant since the early 90's. She loves working at Atonement and finds the very best part of her job is meeting and interacting with people.

She enjoys hearing the happy sounds of the preschool at Atonement. After all, who can have a bad day when children are laughing and learning close by.

Sherri is married with 4 grown daughters and is blessed with many grandchildren. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family. Some of her favorite things are sunshine, warm weather, palm trees, and saltwater.