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.

Recent Webinars

Advocacy Network Panel

https://youtu.be/Y9IV_OnwaSQ Join CPMC for a presentation by four talented panelists who are representatives of national Catholic organizations working for legislative change within

A Creative Way to Address Grief

https://youtu.be/VLJcQNHNDt4 In this webinar, Sr. Annie Killian, OP, a post-doctoral fellow in the Public Humanities at the University of Notre Dame, and

The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice

https://youtu.be/s2j4IwU8MLE Join CPMC for a presentation by Dr. Patrick Saint-Jean, SJ about racism, including a discussion of his books: The Spiritual Work