- President and Co-Founder of
Bethany House Ministries
- Catholic Chaplain with the
Massachusetts Department of Corrections (30yrs)
- Former member of the Franciscan
Missionaries of Mary
- Former member of the
Dominican Sisters of Bethany
- Founder and member of Our
Lady of Mercy Lay Dominican Chapter at Norfolk State Prison.
- Recipient of the Peace abbey Foundation
Courage of Conscience Award (2017)
- Recipient of The Prisoners Legal Services
The Paul McDevitt Humanitarian of the Year Award 2017
- President and Co-Founder of Bethany House
Kathleen Denevan OSF
- Co-Founder of Bethany House
- Catholic Chaplain with the Massachusetts
Department of Corrections (23 yrs.)
- Member, Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi,
- Former therapist at Family Counseling,
- Former Board member, Cardinal Cushing School
and Training Center
- Recipient of the Peace Abbey Foundation Courage
of Conscience Award (2017
- Recipient of the Prisoner Legal Services The
Paul McDevitt Humanitarian of the Year award. (2017)
- Chairman of
the Board of Directors of Bethany House Ministries
volunteer and active in prison ministry for 18 years.
- Graduate of
St. John's Seminary master’s in ministry Program 2014
Sales Representative at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company (Retired)
- Treasurer of Bethany House Ministries.
in Prison Ministries and volunteer at South Middlesex Correctional Center.
team member at SMCC & Bridgewater State Hospital.
at various churches and facilities focusing on re-entry.
- Assisting new releases with tax preparation.
- Clerk of Bethany
House Ministries Board of Directors Personal
to formerly incarcerated individuals, supporting their reintegration through financial literacy training, vocational development, and life coaching.
Joli Sparkman MSW
- Therapist at Banyan Treatmnet Centers
- Graduate Boston College School of Social Work 21
- Former Reentry Coordinator for Bethany House Ministries
- Reentry Replication Manager at Project Place, Boston MA
Sr. Sara Bohmer
- Member of the
Dominican Sisters of Bethany of Venlo
- Former General
Prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Bethany (2005-2017)
- General Bursar
and Secretary of the Dominican Sisters of Bethany
- Studies in
theology, social work, and economics.
guide to the members of Our Lady of Mercy Dominican Lay Chapter at Norfolk State Prison
- Resides in the
Fr. Wayne Cavalier O.P. Ph.D.
Dominican Friar (Southern Province)
Director of the Congar Institute for Ministry Development
(ecclesiology) and M.Div. (Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology. Berkeley, CA, 1990)
- PhD in
theology and education (Boston College 2005) Dissertation focused on lay ecclesial ministry formation
- Recipient of
the Juan Diego Award by the National Association for Lay Ministry for his outstanding witness to the spirit and values embodied in the life of the lay minister, San Juan
Director for Our Lady of Mercy Lay Dominicans at Norfolk State Prison
- Senior Vice
President and Senior Relationship Manager in the Non-Profit Banking Group, People's United Bank.
- 20 years’
experience working exclusively with nonprofit organizations and institutions, providing customized financial services and solutions.
- Board member
and treasurer of Roxbury Home, Sophia Snow House, Inc. and Sophia Snow Independent Living,
- Treasurer of
Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, and as vice chair of the board of Forest Hills Cemetery.
- Serves on the
Business Advisory Board of Dean College.
- 20 years’
experience in active prison ministry programs in Massachusetts.
- Volunteers as
a personal mentor to returning citizens, supporting their integration through financial literacy training, vocational development, and life coaching.
William "DOC" Miller
for over 45 years.
- Taught social
studies in NYC, Boston and Concord, MA for 30 years.
- Worked with
research for Better Teaching for 10 years
- Teacher in
Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East
- Served as the
Senior Associate for Staff development at Facing History and Ourselves
Volunteer at MCI Norfolk facilitating groups with BC Professor Steve Pope.
Owner and CEO of GMA Realty and Trust Your
Member of the Board of Directors for A&M Tool and Design and Mill Street
- Member of Pax
Christi believing in the redemptive power of God.
- Bachelor's Degree in Political Science with focus in Pre-Law from Boston College
Degree in Civil Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology
as a field engineer on Boston's Big Dig Construction project
in A & M Tool and Design in 2005 and spent 15 years developing the organization, implementing change and process improvement including lean, ISO, AS 9100, and ERP Systems and
gainful employment opportunities for returning citizens.
- Volunteer at Norfolk Prison participating in the Countdown to Freedom Grow
- Professor of
theological ethics and social ethics in the theology department at Boston College
- PhD in
theological ethics from the University of Chicago
writes in the areas of reconciliation and restorative justice, forgiveness, virtue ethics, Catholic social teaching and on the relevance of science for theology and
- Steve has been
published on a variety of topics, such as: The intersection of science and theology, The relevance of biological evolution to human altruism and the natural roots of
- Steve's most
recent publication is a book called A Step Along the Way: Models of Christian Service (Orvis, 2015)
- Steve's work
for the New Visions in Theological Anthropology focuses on the theological and ethical significance of recent psychological research on forgiveness
courses on peace, justice, and reconciliation
- Steve has been
involved in ad-hoc projects for Jesuit Refugee Service and for the past ten years
- A volunteer
with the Catholic chaplain's office of Norfolk prison in MA.
* Professor of
philosophy at Boston College since 1998.
* Author of four books including An Ignatian
Guide to Forgiveness (Loyola Press, 2020)
* Teaches in the BC PULSE service learning
program and on the topic of Mass Incarceration,
along with courses on Ancient
* Volunteer with the lay Dominican
chapter at MCI Norfolk since 2007
* Interested in public policy issues
that concern incarceration.