Ministry, community, and advocacy

The place to go for Catholic ministry serving people affected by incarceration.

Our Mission

The Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition (CPMC) promotes Catholic ministry to all those affected by incarceration. Our goal is to recruit, train, support and empower those called to this ministry.   

We hope to create a more just and merciful criminal justice system closely aligned with the ministry and teaching of the Church and the example of Pope Francis.

Our Purpose

CPMC creates opportunities to share resources and best practices to strengthen the Church’s mission to advance restorative justice that upholds the dignity of every human person affected by incarceration and detention (victims, families, correctional officers, prosecutors, judges, etc.).

Executive Committee

Mark Bersano, MA

Karen Clifton, MDiv

Marc DelMonico, PhD

Harry J. Dudley, DMin

Fr. Dustin Feddon, PhD

Kimberly Lymore, MDiv, DMin

Greg Mellor, MA

Jane Stenson, MSW

Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy, MTS

Fr. George WIlliams, S.J., PhD

Kathryn Getek Soltis, PhD

Formation Committee

Tyler Curtis | Dismas Ministries

Marc DelMonico, PhD | USCCB

Richard Deshaies, S.J. | Dismas Ministries Board

Harry J. Dudley, DMin | Ambulans Vobicsum Consulting, LLC

Dcn. Edgardo Farias, PhD Cand. | Archdiocese of Miami

Jim Letourneau, MDiv, MSW, LCSW, BCC  | NACC

Mary T. O’Neill, DMin., BCCE | NACC

Dale S. Recinella, JD, MTS | FL Death Row

Fr. George Williams, S.J., PhD | San Quentin State Prison

Ron Zeilinger | Dismas Ministries


We aim to educate, equip, and accompany all those ministering to and seeking ministry for people affected by incarceration.


We aim to create a national website to connect ministry leaders, those seeking assistance, and those involved in advocacy.


We aim to create a more just and merciful society through advocacy on the local, state, & national levels.

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If you have questions about Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition, or how to best serve those affected by mass incarceration, please reach out. 

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