DR. KAREN SWANSON
DIRECTOR, CORRECTIONAL MINISTRIES INSTITUTE
Karen oversees the Charles W. Colson Scholarship Program and pursues the goals of CMI through networks, collaboration, and strategic partnerships that provide leadership and training to those engaged in correctional ministries for the advancement of the gospel.
Karen has more than 25 years of higher education experience and faculty status. Karen is an author, conference workshop speaker, and has developed training curriculum.
She holds an Ed.D. in Curriculum Leadership from Northern Illinois University and certifications in Justice Ministries, Motivational Interviewing, Moral Reconation Therapy, Bridges Out of Poverty, Truthought, and Anger Management. Karen co-founded the Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association.
The Advisory Council assists the Director in accomplishing the mission, vision,
and goals of the Correctional Ministries Institute.
Soteria Community Development Association;
President, Correctional Ministries
and Chaplains Association
Senior Chaplaincy Director, Assemblies of God
Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Agency Volunteer Services Coordinator
CEO, Kairos Prison Ministry International
Executive Director/Founder/Chaplain, Pacific Youth Correctional Ministries
Sr. Vice President, Advocacy & Church Mobilization
Executive Director, Returning Home Ministries
Howard Dean Trulear
Professor, Howard Divinity School
Executive Director, Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association