Respecting & Working Together with Other Faiths

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

San Quentin Rehabilitation Center: A New Model

Join CPMC for a conversation with Warden Chance Andes and Fr. George Williams, SJ, about the transformative model for rehabilitation taking place at San Quentin Rehabilitation Center in California. They share about the paradigm shift at the prison, as well as the process of implementing this new model.

Spiritual Direction

https://youtu.be/s6jwEaDdjSw Join CPMC for an important conversation about spiritual direction with Sr. Barbara Quinn and Fr. George Williams. They discuss what spiritual

Centering Prayer

https://youtu.be/y8Z9G0mZFsc Join CPMC in conversation with Rev. Hampton Deck, D.Min, a representative from Contemplative Outreach, to learn about the roots of Centering Prayer