Charlie Brown Charlie was hired in 1998 as General Manager of the Franciscan Renewal Center, forming a collaborative leadership model with Executive Director Fr. Joseph Schwab, OFM. He graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., in 1984 with a Bachelor of the Arts in Business Administration. He immediately began his management career with Kmart Corporation and was promoted to General Manager in 1988.
He was continually promoted to larger-volume stores in a variety of locations throughout California. After a 15-year successful retail management career, he chose to transition his skills to better align with his family needs, faith and spirituality.
Charlie has continued his education by attending Harvard University on scholarship and the Arizona State University non-profit extension. He is a member of the Organization of Non-Profit Executives. He has served as Chair of the Retreat Directors Committee for the Province of St. Barbara for four years. Charlie also completed the two-year certification training process as a spiritual director.
He is a father of two lovely and faithful daughters, Amber and Bridget, and enjoys spending quality time with them. Charlie enjoys triathlons, outdoors and continuing his education and religious/spirituality studies .