Charlie Young was raised and educated in MA, and was ordained a priest for the Baker City Oregon Diocese. Charlie served as a priest in the Baker diocese from 1958 to 1977 and was an assistant pastor and pastor and the Director of the Office of Religious Education from 1971-77. He left the diocese in 1977 and after a year of discernment, asked to become a lay person.
Since then Charlie has been a flight instructor, corporate pilot and served as a Human Resources Director for several large firms. In his last position, he was the Head Trainer for a Total Quality Management program. The goal was to establish the company as a leading electrical contractor in Oregon. The owners believed that they achieved their goal.
Since retirement in 1997, Charlie has been active as a mediator in the judicial system and the Community Dispute Resolution program, Community Solutions (CS) of Deschutes County. He has participated in 1,400+ mediations in the last 18 years and has assisted in several basic mediator training programs and has conducted advanced mediation skills seminars. He is a facilitative mediator who leans toward being a transformative mediator.