As Spiritual Director, Charles has 44 years of ministry and served on the Board of Directors of International Centers for Spiritual Living (now Centers for Spiritual Living). He was awarded an honorary doctorate degree for his many contributions and years of service in 2004, as well as being acknowledged as Minister of the Year. Under ICSL, he established the Phoenix Bridge program for Ministers in transition between positions and Focus Ministries for special ministries outside of traditional church/center parameters.
He is currently on Leadership Council for Focus Ministries. As early as 1988, Charles was leading an ongoing HIV Support Group in West Hollywood CA. He is a Founding Member of the annual Big Sky Retreat (in Montana) now in its 40th year, serving as its Board Treasurer.
Charles is an inspiring and motivational speaker. His workshops and classes are about awakening the “Mystic” within us, that teacher and inner counselor that is ever present as we invite it in. His vision for humanity is for all to realize that the inner work we do ripples out to the world for healing and transformation, and this is the “call” of Bridges of Wellness.