Meet our team of talented Presenters.
Ray Boswell has been called been called a visionary, a storyteller, teacher and artist. For the past 30 years he has earned accolades sharing his unique merging of creativity and spirituality with thousands of adults and children, inspiring event participants at churches and retreat centers of different denominations, schools, prisons, and hospitals.
Anita Constance, S.C. is a certified spiritual director and graduate of the An Croi' Spiritual Guidance Program, receiving a diploma in Spiritual Guidance from the Jesuit Milltown Institute in Ireland. She is the author of several books, and is experienced in giving retreats and workshops. Sister Anita received a M.S. from Fordham University where she focused on spiritual and pastoral counseling. Healing Touch, bereavement counseling, and spiritual direction are among her ministries.
Patricia Crowley OP, is a Dominican Sister of Caldwell, NJ presently directing the Lumen Center at Caldwell, NJ. She has worked in education as an administrator,as well as an elementary and secondary teacher. Sister Pat worked for twelve years as a staff member for RENEW International. She holds a Masters in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.
Paula D'Arcy is an author, retreat leader, speaker, playwright , and former psychotherapist. In 2001 she established Red Bird Foundation, which supports the growth and spiritual development of those in need throughout the world. The foundation has twice sponsored WOMENSPEAK, an international conference that honors the woman's voice as a force of peace and healing in the world. Paula survived the loss of her husband and young daughter in an accident in 1975. She was three months pregnant at the time. Among her best selling books are Gifts of the Red Bird, Waking Up to This Day,and the award-winning, Stars of Night.She serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. She has one daughter and lives in Texas.
Kathleen Detlet, D. Min. is a certified spiritual director and graduate of the An' Croi Spiritual Guidance Program. Kathy has taught on all levels of education and now enjoys offering retreats, days of prayer, and journeying with others as a spiritual guide. She holds a Masters in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University, a Masters in Counseling from Seton Hall University and a Doctorate in Ministry from Drew University. Dr. Detlet is Co-Director of the Lumen Center and on the Sacred Thread Ministries Retreat Team.
Ginger Grancagnolo, Ed.D., OPA is a Lay Dominican Associate. She is a lecturer, author and private counselor. Thirty years experience in the fields of education, psychology, and theology have earned her many degrees, including a Doctorate in Christian Ministry. Dr. Ginger has a sound practical approach in helping others toward self-assertion. She has created many healing CD workshops and is the author of Who Would I Be If I Weren’t So Afraid?, The Mother Principle, and The Father Principle. Her most recent book is How To Find Your JOY in a Crazy Upside-Down World. Dr. Ginger is an adjunct professor at Bloomfield College in the Department of Education. She also has her Doctorate in Christian Ministry.
Greg Mattison is a verteran communicator of the scientific issues related to global warming. He has presented on Climate Change at schools, colleges, faith and community groups, business organizations, and at the United Nations NGO Conference. Greg served on the William Paterson University Green Team for twelve years and is an Adjunct Professor of Global Energy and Sustainability. He is also a member of the St. Aloysius Parish Green Team in Caldwell, NJ
Rev. Richard G. Rento is a native of Clifton, NJ and graduated from St. Paul School in Clifton. He went to Seton Hall University, Immaculate Conception Seminary, and the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he obtained his Licentiate in Sacred Theology. Father Richard is a priest of the Diocese of Paterson. He has ministered as pastor, administrator, educator, hospital chaplain, radio broadcastor lecturer, and retreat facilitator. For 20 years he was diocesan director of religious education and director of continuing education for priests; for the next 20 years he served as pastoral team coordinator at St. Brendan Church in Clifton. In 1998, he retired to Lavalette, NJ. He remains very active serving as chaplain at the Seabrook Village retirement community in Tinton Falls, NJ; presiding at the weekly WPAT Radio Mass in Paterson, NJ.
Pam Robertson is a wife and mother of four children living in Summit, NJ. An ordained Elder and Stephen Minister in the Presbyterian Church, she is a graduate of Drew University" Theological School with a Master's Degree in Ministry and a Certificate in Spiritual Formation. Pam is a graduate of the Advanced Spiritual Direction Intensive Program at Moravian Seminary where she also completed Training in The Practices of Wisdom. Pam is Co-Founder of Meredith's Jars of Joy with her oldest daughter Meredith, and has spent the past seven years enabling readers to spiritually connect through this simple tool. Pam believes that nothing that we do is without impact on our spiritual lives.
Paul Sansone has studied Scripture at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. His is very active and committed to Adult Education especially in the area of faith formation. Paul is a frequent presenter at the Lumen Center.
Jane Selinske, Ed.D., LCSW, NCPsyA is a certified teacher, administrator, and former principal of a girls academy and a special education school. She has taught at all levels of education and has led workshops, retreats, staff trainings and group facilitations. As a licensed clinical social worker she has worked in numerous hospitals and clinical settings. Dr. Selinske's training in religious studies and spiritual direction was utilized in the Newark Archdiocesan Spiritual Direction Training Program where she taught and supervised. She led the Foundational Spiritual Experience Program at Immaculate Conception Seminary for graduate, ministerial and theology students. She is a presenter who has united the fields of education, psychology and spirituality.