Claude served as a pastor on staff at Word of Life AG from 1998 until 2016. Most recently he has planted a church in Victor, New York called Centerway Church where he and his wife Meredith serve as the Lead Pastors. They have three children and love living in the Rochester area. He is also the founder and CEO of The Forward Collective, through which he coaches leaders and teams, as well as consults for churches in the areas of organizational leadership and church health. He is passionate about the local church and seeing it function as God intended. Claude has dedicated his life to learning to follow Jesus and helping others to do the same.