Claudio Consuegra joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1976. At Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University) in Maryland, he met and married Pamela (née Napier), the associate director of the Family Ministries Department for the North American Division. Prior to being elected Family Ministries director for the NAD, Claudio served as the director for the Ministerial, Evangelism, Communication, Ethnic Ministries, and Family Ministries departments, as well as the vice president of administration for the Minnesota Conference. For three years, he and Pam hosted a national call-in talk show on LifeTalk Radio.
During his career as a pastor, Claudio has been a law enforcement chaplain (CMC) and critical stress management specialist. After the 9/11 attack, he was deployed at Ground Zero; he also served after the 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse.
Claudio holds a bachelor’s degree in theology from Columbia Union College, a master’s degree in counseling psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family counseling from Radford University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree with an emphasis in family ministries from Andrews University.
He and Pamela have been married for more than 35 years and have two daughters, Diana and Hadassah, and sons-in-law, Greggory and Andrew, respectively.