Charles comes to PSJS from The Oratory in Rock Hill, SC. Before becoming an Oratorian he had a successful 35-year business career in finance, marketing and publishing, retiring early to own and operate a small inn. Prior to his business career he had ten years of seminary training for the missionary priesthood. He is originally from Pennsylvania and has also lived in Chicago.
“My whole life has been responding to a call to priesthood. I have had many years of wonderful lay ministry and leadership in the church and now I am with a community of loving Oratorian brothers. Through every step of the journey, I have been surrounded, strengthened, and called deeper into the incarnate and redemptive love of Jesus Christ. I have learned that the only privilege of the ministerial priesthood is to love and serve the people of God. At the age of 59, there is no other formation program with an established history, number of candidates from so many dioceses, orders and communities, and a staff dedicated to older candidates. I am honored and privileged to be here to further the life of such an important institution.”