We exist as a non-denominational, non-profit, para-church organization, seeking to provide a safe place for people from all walks of life to explore matters of faith. We believe in giving people the freedom to be their authentic selves, ask honest questions, and explore spirituality without judgement, within the context of genuine relationships.

A Community Centered

Around the Presence of Christ

Community Group

Our group meets at the home of Keith and Jessi Holmes in Tryon, NC every Thursday evening. Please read about our group and contact us if you are interested in joining.

Sacred Rhythms

We believe in the beauty of intimate communion with God, and enjoy showing others how to engage God through contemplative spiritual practices.

Come away to a sacred time and space.

Youth Ministry

Our incarnational, para-church youth ministry meets young adults on their own turf, in their own unique cultures, and builds mentoring relationships.


We host various retreats throughout the year for both adults and youth, for the purposes of fun, fellowship, and spiritual formation.

As leaders of Charis, we are dedicated to nurturing a community of faith that fosters intimacy with God and others. Our values are to be Gospel-centered, authentic, relational, accepting, culturally aware, free, and transformational. We believe in practicing contemplative spiritual disciplines both within community and as individuals. This includes contemplative and centering prayer, sits of silence, solitude (intentional time alone with God), meditating on the Scriptures (Lectio Divina), spiritual direction, study, and lay Christian counseling. We believe all are welcome at God's table, and therefore all are welcome at Charis. Please let us know how we can minister to you.

Keith Holmes, President

Jessi Holmes, VP, Secretary/Treasurer

Cynthia Fore, Spiritual Director, Board Member