Brad Snyder grew up in Saginaw, MI. He attended a Lutheran elementary school for grades 6-8 and graduated high school at Michigan Lutheran Seminary in 2005.
By end of high school, Brad had it narrowed down to studying to be a pastor, teacher, or lawyer. After several opportunities to experience ministry and encouragement from pastors and teachers, he decided to pursue full-time public ministry and enrolled at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. He started off studying to be a teacher but ended up graduating with a pastoral studies degree. Then he continued his pastoral education and training at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI.
Brad met his wife, Jill, in college and the two were married in 2011 and moved to Spokane, WA, for Brad’s vicar (pastoral intern) year. Brad and Jill have three boys; Gabe (6), Benj (4), and Jed (2). They also plan to, God-willing, foster-to-adopt a daughter in about a year from now.
Brad is a baseball fan and really enjoys the stage of live theater. The Snyders are thankful and excited to be transitioning to Boise and to be a part of the Cross of Christ family.