Claude was raised in the suburbs of north Seattle where he developed a love for books and basketball. In college, he encountered Christ in a profound way and gained a deep passion for communicating the gospel to non-believers. After a few years of pastoral ministry in Washington State, Claude and his wife, Kelsey, moved to Boston to plant a church in one of the least churched cities in America where God empowered Claude to communicate the gospel clearly and faithfully to skeptics and seekers alike.
After five years of church planting in Boston, Claude now serves in a multi-ethnic church in Memphis, TN where he invests his time preaching, discipling, and living on mission in his neighborhood. Claude holds a BA and MA in English Literature from Western Washington University and is currently completing his Mdiv at Southern Seminary. Claude is also a former English professor having served both in university and community college environments.