Claudio Consuegra joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1976. At Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University) in Maryland, he met and married the former Pamela Napier, the associate director of the Family Ministries Department for the NAD. Prior to being elected family ministries director for the North American Division, Claudio served as ministerial, evangelism, communication, ethnic ministries, and family ministries director as well as the Vice President for 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 9/11, he was deployed at Ground Zero, serving also after the 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse.
Claudio holds a bachelor’s degree in theology from Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University), 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.