Navigating faith with those affected by incarceration is especially challenging. Join the conversation as Heather Rice-Minus and Mike Carotta discuss the obstacles and opportunities of ministering in a pluralistic environment.
Heather Rice Minus, J.D.
Heather Rice-Minus serves as vice president of government affairs and church mobilization at Prison Fellowship, the nation’s largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families. She is a powerful, knowledgeable voice articulating the case for restorative criminal justice solutions. Rice-Minus directs a team of grassroots and federal policy staff to advance campaigns on pivotal criminal justice issues. She spearheads Prison Fellowship’s efforts to strengthen Prison Fellowship’s relationships with national Christian organizations and denominations and deepen church partnerships.
Mike Carotta, Ed.D.
Mike Carotta is a recognized religious educator, consultant and former Executive Director of the Department of Religious Education at the National Catholic Education Association. He is currently the national consultant for Catholic Initiatives at the American Bible Society helping shape their Catholic Prison Trauma Healing Journal. Mike is also an adjunct instructor in the theology department at Creighton University
The CPMC webinars follow the competencies outlined by the CPMC Formation Committee. The committee in conjunction with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) is currently piloting the first of the prison ministry certifications.