Father Stephen V. Schneider

Registration number 20150106B

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Father Stephen V. Schneider are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below

Arms: Per pale nowy conjoined counter-nowy Ermine and Gules two roundels in pale counterchanged the one in base charged with a cross crosslet Or ensigned with a galero Sable with single tassels and cords of Sable and Argent.
Crest: A demi-California brown bear rampant proper holding an Edelweiss flower proper leaved and stemmed.
Mantling: Argent and Gules
Motto: My Grace is Sufficient for Thee.


The seldom used Pale Nowy conjoined Counter-nowy forms the letter “S” upon the shield. The cross crosslet in the base roundel is taken from the arms of Fr. Stephen’s former parish arms, Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, Portland, OR, USHR # 20100305A.

Of the crest, the California Brown Bear and the Edelweiss represent his US and German heritage.


Father Stephen does not use the crest, but his descendants do use it.

Registered by

Larry L. Snyder


Personal, Original, US, S


Roll of Arms