Lieutenant Commander Schumann was born in Provo, Utah and grew up in Lawrence, Kansas. He is an alumnus of the Cleveland Institute of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing. He also earned advanced degrees from: Indiana University (Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking), Utah State University (Master of Arts in Family and Human Development), Lubbock Christian University (Master of Arts in Biblical Interpretation), the Naval War College (Master in Defense and Strategic Studies), and Duke University (Master of Theology emphasis in Ethics).
Prior to his military service, LCDR Schumann served in various pastoral roles: Missionary in Hawaii (1992-1994); Assistant Pastor over Adult and Home Visitation Ministries, Minneapolis, MN (2003-2007); and Religious Education and Teacher Development Instructor, Logan, UT (2008-2010). In 2010, he commissioned as a Chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserve.
As a member of the of the 644th Regional Support Group Chaplain Staff (USAR, 2011-2012), he deployed to serve as an Advisor to the Afghan National Army School of Cultural and Religious Affairs, in support of NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan. Upon commissioning in the Navy in 2012, he served as Group Chaplain for Naval Beach Group TWO and its four component commands that provide ship-to-shore capabilities for Amphibious Ready Groups. In 2016 he transferred to Twentynine Palms, CA. As Battalion Chaplain for 1st Battalion 7th Marines, he served as the Ground Combat Element Chaplain for Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force, based at Al Jaber, Kuwait, from April to October 2017. During this deployment he traveled to locations in Iraq and Jordan providing religious support to Marines and Sailors of the battalion. In November 2017 he received orders to 3d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion where he served as Battalion Chaplain until 2019. From March 2019 to July 2021 he served as Command Chaplain on USS RUSHMORE, home-ported in San Diego, CA. In support of Pacific Partnership 2020 he deployed with the USS COMSTOCK from July to September 2020. After completing a Master of Theology program (emphasis in Ethics) at Duke University in May 2022, he reported to the Joint Forces Staff College in June 2022 to serve as Chaplain and Military Faculty.
LCDR Schumann’s personal awards include: the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal (2), Army Commendation medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal (3), and Army Achievement medal.
He married his wife, Emily, in 2003 and together they have three sons, Josiah (12), Benjamin (8), and Isaiah (2).