Rabbi Claude Scheiner has a vast and varied experience, beginning with a 16-year active-duty career in the United States Navy where he served in many capacities including Avionics, Electronic Warfare, and Espionage systems. He did many tours overseas including having served at Danang Air Base, Vietnam. He then shifted gears and became trained and certified to work in the U.S. Navy’s Counseling and Assistance Centers for the majority of his active-duty time. During this period, he was privileged to provide meaningful and in-depth counseling and education to fellow service members struggling with many issues.
After leaving the military, Rabbi Scheiner added several professional certifications as a counselor, instructor, and clinical supervisor and worked in several community counseling agencies. He eventually became a clinical director of counseling programs for criminal offenders and was on a county and state board. Additionally, he has volunteered as a Mentor with a local Veteran’s court to provide guidance and direction to other fellow veterans.
Over the course of many years of study, he was ordained as a Messianic Jewish Rabbi in 2013 at Congregation Bet Shalom v’Emet in Fresno, California under the authority of Rabbi Amnon Shor.
He is blessed to be married to his wife, Carole, since 1979. She is his best friend. Their son, Sean, is a source of pride to them both.
A personal word from Rabbi Claude:
I am, first and foremost, a believer in Yeshua HaMashiach, aka Jesus the Messiah. I am a Messianic Jewish Rabbi with a strong background in counseling and teaching.
My heart’s desire is to teach and counsel the body of Messiah to see the bedrock importance of the Torah as the foundation of our faith and the gracious instruction as given from our heavenly Father.
Our home congregation is Bet Shalom Fresno, California but we retired to Arizona so most of the work is done online or in divinely appointed meetings with people locally.
I believe the difference in this ministry and others rests on the many years of study under great teachers who have shaped, corrected and amplified my understanding of the Bible. It is also different in that I approach ministry through a 30 year experience of providing professional counseling which assists me greatly in understanding how to help people process change.
My primary service in all that I do is to the glory of Adonai, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and in Yeshua, the Son of God. A natural outgrowth of this service to God is a commitment and calling to teach, admonish, counsel, and equip the body of Messiah to reach their full maturity in Messiah.