Chuck and Barb Snyder have done marriage seminars throughout the United States and Canada and have been featured on a variety of radio and TV programs including Focus on the Family and 100 Huntley Street.  (They are not currently conducting seminars.)

Together, they have written a marriage book called Incompatibility, Still Grounds for a Great Marriage from Multnomah Publishers. Chuck has authored several books on his own including Men, Some Assembly Required, a woman's guide to understanding a man from Focus on The Family, and The Way to a Woman's Heart, a man’s guide to understanding a woman from Multnomah Publishers.

Chuck and Barb have done personal and marriage counseling for pro athletes nationally through the Pro Athlete Outreach organization headed by former Miami Dolphin and Seattle Seahawk Norm Evans.

They have taught the Seattle Mariner and Seattle Seahawk Couple's Bible Studies during their respective seasons. Barb teaches a bible study for the Mariner wives and also has taught the Seahawk wives.

As co-chaplain for the Seattle Mariners, Chuck helped conduct chapels at Safeco Field for the Mariners, visiting teams, and Safeco Field employees.

Together, they served six years as co-chaplains for the Husky football team.

Barb teaches a multi-church women's Bible Study, Precept-Upon-Precept, at Crossroads Bible Church in Bellevue, Washington using Kay Arthur's Precept-Upon-Precept material. 

Chuck taught men's Bible studies in the area and does personal and marriage lay-counseling.

Chuck has done world wide counseling on the internet.


Chuck was born in Seattle on April 20, 1933

Barb was born in Wenatchee on October 6, 1934

Chuck was raised in Tacoma, but spent his summers on a farm in Coulee City, Washington. 

Barb was raised in Wenatchee, Washington.

Chuck and Barb attended Washington State University.  

Chuck was President of his Living Group; Chief Announcer at the College Radio station, and had his own country music band with which he worked his way through school. He was a member of the Honor Society.

Barb was active in her sorority Sigma Kappa and worked in the Secretarial Studies program. Chuck met Barbara Jane Davenport during the summer between his junior and senior years.

Chuck graduated from WSU with a degree in Television & Radio. 

Barb didn't complete her secretarial studies because Chuck wanted to get married and have babies.

They were married on February 6, 1955.


Son Tim was born on December 10, 1955.
Tim married Tammie Hart and they have three daughters.

Daughter Beverly was born on September 7, 1957.  
Bev Married David DeChand and they have three sons.

Chuck & Barb adopted 34 year old Debbie Amble on August 3, 1988.


Chuck spent two years in the Army Signal Corps Psychological Warfare Branch at Fort Bragg, NC. Among other duties he served as training officer for the 1st TV, Radio and Leaflet Battalion.

Chuck worked at KING TV in Seattle for 11 years. He served as Producer/Director for live programming. He helped start KING's first documentary film unit, and served as Operations Manager in charge of non-live programming, including announcers, shipping, as well as network, traffic and sales coordination.

He left KING in 1968 to join a small Advertising Agency. The agency’s Owner died in 1971 and Chuck bought the business from his widow. He represented Safeway for Television and Radio in four Northwest states, Sears for five Northwest states, the Phil Smart Mercedes-Benz, and other smaller accounts.

Chuck played the singing Victorolla and other parts on a children's show called The Stan Boreson program, and took Stan's place on the air at times during vacations.

Chuck  also conducted communication seminars for companies and did other business consulting.

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