Bryna Bozart is Founding Director of the Charlotte Spirituality Center. She brings 24 years of experience as Chaplain of the Carolinas Health Care System, received her certificate for supervisory training of Spiritual Directors from “Together in the Mystery Supervisor Program” associated with San Francisco Theological Seminary. Bryna holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Graduate Theological Foundation, a Masters of Pastoral Ministry from Loyola University, and a BA in secondary education from Meredith College. She is certified by NACC and offers Spiritual Direction in private practice at St. Luke’s parish in Mint Hill, NC.
Within the community, Bryna is a founding member of both R.A.I.N. (Regional AIDS Interfaith Network) and the Charlotte Diversity Council. She has served as a consulting chaplain to Florence Crittenton House, and as a spiritual advisor to International House. She has sat on the advisory board of The Sisters of Mercy and the House of Prayer Retreat Center in Hot Springs, NC, and was an early participant in Mecklenburg Ministries.
Bryna Bozart has been published regionally and nationally, including articles in journals and magazines such as: Health Progress, National Catholic Reporter, Sisters Today, Today’s Parish, Living Prayer, Catholic News and Herald, Messenger of the Sacred Heart and Voice of the Shepherdess.
Linda Flynn is Executive Director of the Charlotte Spirituality Center. She has been practicing spiritual direction and facilitating prayer groups for over fourteen years in North Carolina. A spiritual director and retreat leader, she specializes in Ignatian Spirituality, discernment, twelve step recovery, the enneagram and veterans spiritual care. With a degree in Hospitality Management, she received her spiritual direction training with the Jesuits in Raleigh, her certification from the Charlotte Spirituality Center and her supervisory certificate from “Together in the Mystery Supervision Program” associated with San Francisco Theological Seminary. She also trained with the Enneagram Institute and teaches didactics at various venues in the community. Linda is a member of the Charlotte Emergent Cohort, Mecklenburg Ministries, and Spiritual Directors International. A teacher at the CSC and The Oratory Center for Spirituality, Linda is a progressive, ecumenical Catholic-Christian, a mother of five and loves community! Linda is also the co-founder of the annual event “Blanket Banquet” for the homeless in Charlotte. Her hero is Dorothy Day.
Rev. Carol Hassell received a Masters in Divinity from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte in 2002. She is an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church USA since 2004 and a graduate of the Charlotte Spirituality Center’s Spiritual Direction Program. She has served 8 years as a pastor and is currently serving as chaplain at Sharon Towers Independent and Assisted Living Community in Charlotte, NC. Carol loves all the disciplines of ministry including the ministry of spiritual direction. She offers retreat leadership and mini workshops on traditional and creative pathways of prayer, scripture as an entrypoint to prayer (lectio divina, Ignatian contemplation, praying with psalms, etc) and Bible study towards a personal, liberating encounter by the Spirit bringing the Word to life for us, in us and through us.
Rev. Mary Frances Comer received a Masters in Divinity from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2012 and was ordained in the Unitarian Universalist Tradition September 2014. She also holds a BA in Philosophy and Religion and an MLA with a concentration in sociology from Winthrop University. Mary Frances has been teaching behavioral and social sciences for over 20 years and completed her Clinical Pastoral Education training at Carolinas Medical Center. She is a member of Spiritual Director’s International and will graduate from the Charlotte Spirituality Center’s Spiritual Direction Training Program in December. Serving as assistant to the director, she also offers spiritual direction as well as mini-retreats involving the intersection of art with spirituality and prayer.
Peg Ruble is a long time teacher of LIMEX (Loyola Institute for Ministry Extension Program) and received her Masters in Religious Education from Loyola of New Orleans. She is a graduate of the Charlotte Spirituality Center’s Spiritual Direction program and an active member of the Ignatian spirituality team at St Peters Catholic Church in uptown Charlotte. Now retired from Diocesan Catechetical Leadership, she enjoys being a wife, a mom to three grown children and a grandmother to five grandchildren.
Pat Davies has a BA in French and MS in Education. She completed two training programs in Spiritual Direction through the Archdiocese of New York and the Center for Spirituality and Justice. She has more than 10 years experience in individual Spiritual Direction, 8 day Silent Retreats, the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, themed retreats and days of Recollection. She is a member of St. Therese in Mooresville, NC. Pat is the mother of 2 grown children and a 6 year old grandson.
Tambry Harris received her Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and built a career around individual and team development in the business sector. For the past three years, Tambry has used her gifts and education to nurture individuals and groups in spiritual development, including life coaching and trust circles. She is currently a Level VI student, maintains her coaching practice and has one teenage daughter.