Welcome to the CLA – Charlotte, the newest chapter of CLA in the country. Our inaugural cohort started in the fall of 2018. Supported by the Jesuit parish of St. Peter, CLA – Charlotte connects you:
to a community of young adults pursing authentic relationships
to a parish devoted to deepening the spiritual lives of its members through Ignatian spirituality
to corporate and civic leaders who rely on their spirituality in how they lead
to social justice initiatives that reach out in our city and beyond
Above and beyond the opportunities for retreat, spiritual direction, professional development, and leadership mentoring, the relationships formed between cohort members bring a depth not easy to find in today's world. We look forward to meeting you and talking with you about how you can be involved in CLA-Charlotte.
Raised in northeast Ohio, Mark moved to Charlotte over seven years ago to marry his pen pal, Chelsey. Together they are the parents of two sons, Daniel and Peter. During his career, Mark has worked in pastoral ministry and education. Most recently, teaching middle school math and science at Omni Montessori School and coordinating the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for St. Peter Catholic Church. Mark has a Bachelors degree in education from Kent State University and a Masters degree in Theology and Religious Studies from John Carroll University. In the little free time left after work and family, Mark enjoys brewing beer, playing Ultimate Frisbee, mountain biking, and building things around the house with his wife.
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