John Schneider, native of the Region of Waterloo, grew up on a farm on what is now Benjamin Rd., between Waterloo and Heidelberg, Ont. He participated in many rural organizations such as the 4H Club and Junior Farmers. After attending Stratford Teachers’ College and Wilfrid Laurier University, John was an educator with the Waterloo Region District School Board for several years in Elmira, Ont. John and his family have lived in Cambridge for 40 years, where most of John’s career was in administration with three local trucking companies. In that capacity, he also held various positions with the regulatory organizations in which trucking operations participate. In retirement, John has volunteered with Pride Stables in Kitchener, and currently is a volunteer driver for Community Support Connections providing transportation for the elderly, to and from their medical appointments. He has also been the Archivist for the Kitchener-Conestoga Probus Club since 2012. As an active member of St Luke’s United Church, he has fulfilled various roles within its organization. John loves to golf and spend time playing with his grandchildren.