Linda Flynn - Executive Director
Linda Flynn is Executive Director of the Charlotte Spirituality Center and author of the retreat workbook, Praying Twelve Steps With Jesus: A Journey Back to Wholeness. She has been practicing spiritual direction and facilitating prayer groups for over fourteen years in North Carolina. A spiritual director and retreat leader, Linda specializes in Ignatian Spirituality, discernment, twelve step recovery, the enneagram and veterans spiritual care.
With a degree in Hospitality Management, Linda 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.
Bryna Bozart - Founding Director
Bryna Bozart is Founding Director of the Charlotte Spirituality Center. She brings 24 years of experience as Chaplain of the Carolinas HealthCare 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 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.