FACULTY

Bryna Bozart, Founding Director Linda Flynn - Executive Director

Bryna Bozart, Founding Director
Linda Flynn , Executive Director

Bryna Bozart is Foundering 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.


Adjunct Faculty:Carol

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.


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.

 

 


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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.

 

 


SandraSandra P. Meyer is a graduate of the Charlotte Spirituality Center’s Spiritual Direction Program and owner of Calling Creek Retreat House in Lenoir, NC.  After retiring as an executive in the energy industry in 2010, the Holy One led Sandra to the Center.  During her thirty-four-year corporate career, Sandra was active in United Methodist Churches in Houston, Charlotte, and Cincinnati where she nurtured the spirits of children and led various adult studies with an eventual focus on spiritual formation.  She now resides with her husband, Jerry, in Blowing Rock where she is a member of FaithBridge United Methodist Church. 
 
Recognizing the need for individuals to unplug from hectic, unhealthy paces, Sandra currently leads spiritual retreats and provides a sacred space for people to awaken their soul and creative senses.   As she tries to keep her heart open toward God’s promptings, Sandra enjoys spending time with her family (husband, grown children and three grandchildren), hiking in the Blue Ridge and learning ballroom dancing.
 

 

harrisheadshotTambry 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.

 

  

Spiritual Direction:

Spiritual Direction is offered by faculty and CSC associates.  Sliding scale fees available.   Contact individuals for an appointment:
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*Bryna Bozart beebeemps@aol.com
*Linda Flynn flynnlin7@aol.com
Carol Hassell carhopehas@gmail.com 
Donna Rae Williams donnarae0917@gmail.com
Chetan Amalean (Eastern/Western practices) amalean@gmail.com
Pat Davies pdavies@carolina.rr.com
Deacon Kevin Williams ktwillnc@bellsouth.net
Jane Offill janeoffill@gmail.com
Becky Williford Becky1103@aol.com
Sandra Meyer palmermeyer@gmail.com
Fr. Jim Moran jimmo24@yahoo.com
Sheila Smiggen ssmiggen@gmail.com
Leslie Maitri (spiritual direction with psychotherapeutic perspectives) lesliekaymaitri@gmail.com
Tambry Harris tambryharris@bellsouth.net

*also available for SD Supervision

Spiritual Direction sessions with CSC directors-in-training are also available,  free of charge.
Contact Linda to arrange.

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