500 College Ave., Wheaton, IL
630.752.5727
ipm@wheaton.edu

LEADERSHIP

DR. KAREN SWANSON

DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE FOR PRISON MINISTRIES

Karen oversees the Charles W. Colson Scholarship Program and pursues the goals of IPM 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.

LAUREL LARSON

CMCA Coordinator

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EILEEN DUDICH

IPM Coordinator

Contact Eileen

ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Advisory Council assists the Director in accomplishing the mission, vision, and goals of the Institute for Prison Ministries.

Jerry Blassingame

Executive Director, Soteria Community Development Association;
President, Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association

Manny Cordero

Senior Chaplaincy Director, Assemblies of God

Evelyn Lemly

CEO, Kairos Prison Ministry International

Steve Lowe

Executive Director/Founder/Chaplain, Pacific Youth Correctional Ministries

Nick Robbins

Executive Director, Returning Home Ministries

Ilinda Jackson

Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Agency Volunteer Services Coordinator

Harold Dean Trulear

Professor, Howard Divinity School

Joseph Williams

Executive Director, Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association