Charles Colson, chief counsel for President Richard Nixon, has been a central figure in the evangelical Christian community ever since he shocked the Washington establishment in 1973 by revealing his new Christian commitment in the midst of the Watergate inquiry. In 1974 he pled guilty to obstruction of justice and entered Maxwell Federal Prison Camp in Alabama, where he served seven months. He emerged from prison with a new mission—to minister to prisoners, based on his belief that the real solution to crime is found through spiritual renewal. Colson founded Prison Fellowship in the U.S. in 1976, and expanded internationally three years later. Today, Prison Fellowship International is the largest association of national Christian ministries working within the criminal justice field. In recognition for his work, Colson received the prestigious Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion (1993), the Presidential Citizens Medal (2008), The Others Award from the Salvation Army (1990), and several honorary doctorates (1982-1995). He wrote more than 30 books which have sold more than five million copies. In 2012, Colson passed away at age 80, working faithfully in prison ministry and justice reform even in his final days. He is survived his three children and five grandchildren.



Andrew Corley brings more than 30 years of experience to Prison Fellowship International from global companies to entrepreneurial start-ups and international nonprofits. After serving as Board Treasurer of Prison Fellowship International for seven years, in April 2018 he was named President and CEO. Andrew became a follower of Jesus while working on a Salvation Army camp for underprivileged children in Pennsylvania in 1981, just prior to studying for a BSc in geology at the University of Liverpool. He developed his strategic thinking and leadership skills in management and director roles in a number of global construction materials companies, including Lafarge and Hanson Brick Europe. He is currently nonexecutive director of Banah UK, a geopolymer cement company. And from 2006 to 2018, he served as Group Managing Director and co-owner of Quadrelene, an award-winning specialist healthcare manufacturing company. Andrew also serves as a friendly advisor to several other faith-based organizations with an international bias. He has been married to his wife Andrea for 30 years and has three children and one dog. His love of travel has taken him to 46 countries over the last 30 years for both business and leisure. Andrew enjoys running, playing squash and five-a-side soccer now that his body cannot cope with rugby.




David Van Patten brings 30 years of experience working with nonprofit ministries to Prison Fellowship International. David specializes in the areas of strategic program development, with a special focus on social ventures that impact vulnerable populations. In 1981, David founded Long Island Youth Guidance, Inc., a ministry dedicated to reaching vulnerable youth impacted by crime. In 1991, he founded Dare Mighty Things, a consulting firm that helps government agencies and nonprofits deliver support services to underserved and at-risk populations through management consulting, program design, and training solutions. And in 2014, David designed Prison Fellowship International’s in-prison evangelism and discipleship program, The Prisoner’s Journey®, which is on track to reach 1 million prisoners, with the message of the Gospel, by 2020. David received his bachelor’s in chemistry from the United States Coast Guard Academy, and holds master’s degrees from Harvard University in business management and public administration policy.



Wendy Roldan, CPA, brings nearly two decades of nonprofit accounting experience to Prison Fellowship International. Wendy worked as a tax manager for Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman in Bethesda, Maryland, for more than seven years, where she provided consulting and tax compliance services to nonprofit and charitable organizations, and assisted the firm’s leadership with strategic planning for the nonprofit tax group. She also served as controller for The Center to Protect Workers’ Rights (CPWR), and managed the nonprofit tax solutions group for the mid-Atlantic region of RSM McGladrey Inc.  Wendy graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s in accounting, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Greater Washington Society of CPAs.


Hugh Greathead, Senior Regional Director, Europe (Germany) Dorestela Medina, Regional Director, Latin America (Nicaragua) Enocent Silwamba, Regional Director, Anglophone Africa (Zambia) Samuel N’tcho, Regional Director, Francophone Africa (Ivory Coast) Roy Moussalli, Regional Director, Middle East (Lebanon)
Adam Hutchinson, Interim Regional Director, Asia / Pacific (New Zealand)
Mark Hardy, Regional Director, Caribbean (Jamaica)



Ron Nikkel served as president of Prison Fellowship International from 1982 to 2013. During his tenure, he expanded the organization’s affiliates from 5 to 125 countries, and visited over 1,000 prisons, holding the distinction of having been in more prisons in more countries than any other person. Considered a preeminent voice for justice that leads to restoration and reconciliation, Ron is often called on to consult and speak on such issues. Ron is the author of Your Journey with Jesus (2006) and Radical Love in a Broken World (2011), and holds a bachelor’s in psychology and English and a graduate degree in theology.



While serving as president and CEO of Prison Fellowship Ministries, Gordon Loux  was asked by Prison Fellowship Founder Chuck Colson to share his vision of expanding the ministry beyond the United States. Gordon then served as the first president of Prison Fellowship International, witnessing firsthand the worldwide impact this ministry to prisoners and their families would soon have. Gordon is the author of Uncommon Courage (1987), the story of the work God is performing inside the walls of many of the world’s darkest prisons. He holds a master of divinity from Northern Baptist Seminary and a master’s from National College of Education.


Tom McCallie, Chair, Chattanooga, TN, USA
Ida Drameh, Vice Chair, Banjul, The Gambia
Marcus Witzke, Treasurer, Stuttgart, Germany
Lacides HernandezMedellín, Colombia
Jack KiervinToronto, Canada
Tom McCabeFrisco, Texas, USA
Bob MilliganLincoln, Nebraska, USA
Greg PennoyerVancouver, Canada
Symphorien TOÏCotonou, Benin
Frances WilsonOntario, Canada
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