Claudia Schmitt was born in California. She holds a BA with a double major in Communications and Psychology at Chico State University north of Sacramento.
Claudia came to Denver to enter the Iliff School of Theology and received her Master of Divinity degree in 1989. Claudia has been a member of the United Church of Christ since 1994 and she was ordained right here at the Wheat Ridge UCC by the Metropolitan Denver Association of the United Church of Christ in November 2002. Prior to becoming the minister at WRCC UCC, Claudia served as a chaplain at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora for 14 years.
Claudia spent seven years training to become a Jungian Analyst with the C. G. Jung Institute of Colorado. She was approved and certified as an IAAP Diplomate Jungian Analyst in May 2020. In addition to being a full-time minister, Claudia sees a small number of clients.
Claudia has been married to David Conner since 1995.
In addition to her interests in theology and depth psychology, Claudia enjoys poetry, nature, and the Arts. Claudia has a passion for spiritual growth and a love for the church. She is known for her warmth and sincerity and for her constructive approach to problem solving.
Wheat Ridge Congregational Church is pleased to have had Rev. Claudia Schmitt as our pastor-in-charge since July 1, 2015.