Fr. Charles Sharon, SA

About Fr. Charles Sharon, SA

 

Father Charles Sharon, SA, most recently served as Secretary General and 3rd General Councilor, followed by 4th General Councilor from 2014-2019. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1944. He professed his final vows in 1968 and was ordained in June of 1972. He attended St. Pius Seminary at Graymoor and Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, where he received his B.A. degree in Philosophy. He studied theology at Paulist College in Washington D.C. His ministries have included service in parishes in Richmond, B.C., Canada, and in Brockton and Medford, Massachusetts. A state-certified alcoholic and substance abuse counselor, he served as an Alcoholism Counselor at St. Christopher’s Inn, and later received a Master’s in Social Work from New York University, becoming a New York State certified Social Worker. He continued to serve as Chaplain and Social Worker for St. Christopher’s Inn. Father Sharon studied as an intern at the National Council of Churches in New York City in the office of “Ecumenical Networks.” From 1991 to 1995, he worked at the Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute where he focused on Social Ecumenism. He was Executive Director for the Halfway Houses of Westchester from 1993 to 1999. Father Sharon currently is a member of the Board of Directors for St. Christopher’s Inn and St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation Center at Saranac Lake, NY.

Since 2006, he has been Associate Treasurer for the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement and has served as Personnel Director for the last 10 years.