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. Look for Carmel's presentations on YOU TUBE.
Father Anthony Ciorra was ordained a priest in 1973. His experience has included parish life, teaching, administration, retreat work, preaching, and formation ministries. He has graduate degrees in psychology, history, pastoral theology, and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction. Fr. Anthony has a Ph.D. in Theology from Fordham University. His publications include, Everyday Mysticism, and he co-authored Moral Formation in the Parish. He has produced many audio and video presentations. Fr. Anthony is currently assistant Vice President for Mission and Catholic Identity and Professor of Theology at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut. He gives workshops and retreats throughout the United States, the Middle East, and Europe, and he is actively involved in creating programs for inter-religious dialogue among Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
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.
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.
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.
Honora Werner, OP is a Dominican Sister of Caldwell, NJ who has taught in elementary parish schools and academies. Her degrees are from Caldwell University, the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, Vanderbilt University, and Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO. She has taught college students in music and theology at Caldwell University and helped staff a house for college students while they were engaged in studies. She ministered as a campus chaplain at Vanderbilt University, the College of the Holy Cross, and Georgian Court University. She helped establish and run Dismas House where those coming out of prison lived in community with college students. Honora has preached parish missions, retreats and days of reflection throughout the U.S. She has taught Preaching at St. Mary Seminary, Baltimore, MD as well as directing and teaching in the Doctoral program in Preaching at Aquinas Institute of Theology at St. Louis, Missouri. She has served on the leadership team of the Caldwell Dominicans.