Well-Being & Care

God calls us to cultivate a healthy and hopeful life.

Christ Church wants everyone to have the opportunity to cultivate a healthy, hopeful life with heart, soul, mind, and strength. That is why we’ve made practicing wellness and supporting your well-being a priority.

Resources and Education

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Download a List of Wellness Resources

We recognize that wellness is a journey and a way of being, rather than a destination. As such, we aim to provide regular wellness offerings. Classes, workshops, groups, and presentations are available to parishioners and visitors of all ages. These informational and experiential activities will increase your holistic wellness knowledge and practices and invite you to try out new wellness practices. Past topics have included suicide prevention training, preventing and addressing the holiday blues, mindfulness activities, and parenting with wellness in mind.

A Holy Hike

Wellness Events

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Counseling Services

Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 5:30 pm

Your mental health is very important. Counseling services are available in person, by phone, and by video. Sessions last for approximately 50-55 minutes. Christ Church’s counseling services are provided by Masters-level, licensed therapist Alex Bacon.

Schedule an Appointment

As Assistant Director, Alex serves as the point of contact for initiating counseling services.

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Alex Bacon holds her Masters in Social Work (MSW) and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Christ Church counselors can offer counseling to children, adolescents, adults, and families to address a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, anger, stress, work-life balance, insomnia, holistic wellness, life transitions, family changes, behavior and school concerns, self-esteem, grief and loss, and communication concerns.

Alex draws from several theoretical bases, including Person-Centered, Family Systems, Experiential, Mindfulness-based, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She takes an intentionally eclectic approach that is tailored to the needs and goals of each individual or family.

Should you choose to contact her for counseling, she will work with you to identify counseling goals and determine whether counseling is appropriate to meet your needs. Alex can also assist individuals, couples, and families in connecting with other community mental health clinicians if it is determined together that short-term counseling is not appropriate for your situation, other expertise is needed, or if you prefer to see a counselor in the community.

Navigating Additional Resources

If you are interested in counseling but would prefer to work with a community-based provider, Alex can help identify and refer you to local counselors, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and agencies that meet your treatment needs.

Alex can also partner with you to explore community resources as needed. She can help you navigate referrals to mental health counselors, continuing care retirement communities, in-home care providers, and more.

Living Compass workshop

Care & Support

Caring for each other is part of our mission statement. We walk together during times of joy, sorrow, and transition.

Learn how we can help, or how you can offer the gift of care and support to others through one of our many care and support groups. See details below or contact Jennifer Hamm at hammj@christchurchcharlotte.org for more information.

Well-Being & Care Staff

Connor Gwin

Connor Gwin

Associate Rector for Spiritual Well-being and Care gwinc@christchurchcharlotte.org

Connor Gwin

Associate Rector for Spiritual Well-being and Care Read More
Connor Gwin

Connor Gwin

Associate Rector for Spiritual Well-being and Care

Raised on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, Connor discerned a call to the priesthood while in college and attended seminary upon graduation. He has previously served as a School Chaplain and on a Diocesan staff. Connor is a poet and writer whose work has been published in a variety of places including The Mockingbird.

He is an Associate of the Order of the Holy Cross, an Anglican, Benedictine monastic community in West Park, New York. He connects with God primarily in silence, the beauty of nature, and stories of grace. Connor makes a home with his wife and two children.

Lisa Saunders

Lisa Saunders

Associate Rector saundersl@christchurchcharlotte.org
Lisa Saunders

Lisa Saunders

Associate Rector

Lisa has been on the staff for 35 years and now works one-quarter time. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Virginia Theological Seminary. Her first church was St. Philip’s in Coral Gables, Florida. Lisa is the author of three books, available in the GoodNews Shop at Christ Church: Even at the Grave, The P is Silent, and From Stars to Stable.

She is married to Tim Saunders, a retired pediatric and neuro-ophthalmologist. They enjoy biking, travel, reading, movies and spending time with children and grandchildren.

Alex Bacon, MSW, LCSW

Alex Bacon, MSW, LCSW

Assistant Wellness Director & Therapist bacona@christchurchcharlotte.org

Alex Bacon, MSW, LCSW

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Alex Bacon, MSW, LCSW

Alex Bacon, MSW, LCSW

Assistant Wellness Director & Therapist
Jennifer Hamm

Jennifer Hamm

Assistant to the Rector & Spiritual Well-being and Care hammj@christchurchcharlotte.org

Jennifer Hamm

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Jennifer Hamm

Jennifer Hamm

Assistant to the Rector & Spiritual Well-being and Care