Charlie Clauss was born in San Francisco and came of age in Georgia. Now he has lived in Minneapolis longer than anywhere else. His family belonged to Lutheran Church in America congregations, which became part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
When Charlie and his wife arrived in Colorado Springs in the mid to late 1990s, they joined an Episcopal church. Living in the South, with a Baptist church on every corner, Charlie was a Lutheran. Now living in Minnesota, with a Lutheran church on every corner, he is an Episcopalian.
He has served on the vestry and as warden at Messiah Episcopal Church in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Charlie tried being an engineer (Georgia Tech, chemical engineering, 1984). Then he tried teaching high school (Teacher Education Certificate, math, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, 1988). And back to engineering (University of Minnesota, MS, civil engineering, 1996). He has taken classes at Trinity School for Ministry.
From 1997 to 2015, Charlie worked for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Graduate Student and Faculty Ministry, doing campus work in Minnesota.
He works as a technical support representative for a humidification company.
When he is not reading with a cat curled up nearby, playing volleyball, playing in a flight simulator, watching science fiction, or keeping up with his two daughters, Charlie is probably surfing the web.