Meet our team of talented Presenters.
Carmel Boyle is a well-known retreat director, singer and recording artist from County Meath, Ireland. She is a spiritual guide and spiritual animator who has offered her inspitational songs in Ireland, Canada, and the USA. Carmel is the co-founder of An Croi' Wisdom Community in Ireland and the An Croi' Spiritiual Guidance Training Program under the auspices of Sacred Thread Ministries here in New Jersey.
Donna L. Ciangio, OP is a Dominican Sister of Caldwell, NJ and holds a doctorate from Drew University. She is the director of Church Leadership Consultation and works internationally and nationally consulting with parishes and dioceses. She served as the International coordinator for RENEW International, was the Director of Pastoral Services for the National Pastoral Life Center is a parish consultant for the Jesuit Conference USA. Sister Donna serves as the Director of Faith Formation at Saint Rose of Lima Church in Short Hills, NJ, is an adjunct faculty member in Drew University's Doctor of Ministry program and a consultant for RCL Publishing.
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.
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.
Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD is professor of Physics at Chestnut Hill College where she directs the interdisciplinary Honors Program and the Institute for Religion and Science. She is editor of Teilhard Studies and has published Teilhard's Mysticism: Seeing the Inner Face of Evolution (Orbis Books, 2014) as well as several book chapters, all dealing with connections between Teilhard's religious writings and modern science.
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 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.
Marion Goldstein is a psycholtherapist, writer and graduate of Caldwell University, from Montclair, NJ where she and her husband raised
their five chldren. Before going into private practice she worked for Carrier Foundation, a short-term private psychiatric hospital
in Belle NJ, as a Poetry Therapist and as a Director of the Women's Program and The Women's Trauma Program. Marion has
been an adjunct professor at Caldwell and Hofstra University where she taught courses in Poetry Therapy. Her Poetry and essays have
been published in books, literary journals and clinical psycholtherapy journals. Before this year's publication of Embracing the Sign, North
Star Press published her memoir, Hard to Place in 2009 and a volumne of her poetry, Architecture of the Unpronounced in 2012. Marion
lives with her husband in Cedar Grove, NJ where with the help of air mattresses she can still indulge herself with visits from her 13
Fr. Anthony Randazzo is the happy Pastor of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Westfield, NJ. He loves being a Disciple of Christ
in the 21st century.
Paul Sansone has studied Scripture at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. He is very active and committed to Adult Education especially in the area of faith formation. Paul is a frequent presenter at the Lumen Center.
Patricia A. Wormann, OP is a Caldwell Dominican with a Masters in Divinity from Immaculate Conception Seminary and a Masters in
Social Work from Rutgers University. She is a licensed social worker in the State of New Jersey, and after a residency at Robert Wood
Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick earned a board certification as a chaplain from the NACC. Sr. Pat has been a teacher, spiritual and retreat director, pastoral associate, youth minister, campus minister, as well as therapist and hospital chaplain. Her experiences are varied and embrace a diverse group of people.