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- ALPS Director/Teacher

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!

Molly Cotton- Church Office Administrator

Molly became the Church Office Administrator at Atonement in October 2022. Please contact her with any question, suggestion or to just simple say hello. 

George and Laura Brown-Youth Directors

George grew up in the Cincinnati area and Laura grew up in southeastern Kentucky.  After college (Miami University for George and Samford University for Laura), they both attended graduate school in the Columbus area and have been here ever since.  Both George and Laura are middle school teachers and former coaches.  George loves track and cross country while Laura can rarely say no to a game of volleyball.  Their passion for mentoring youth prompted them to expand their ministries to the church setting.  In their free time, they enjoy going on nature walks, playing board games, and visiting friends and family.  They are also excited that their family is growing and they will be welcoming a baby boy soon!