CMCA 2021 Networking Facilitators

We are thankful for these experienced individuals who will guide the discussion for the networking groups.

The Networking sessions will run from:

12:45-1:25pm CT Friday (1:45 ET, 11:45 MT, 10:45 PT) Jail/Prison Ministry, Chaplaincy, Reentry, Advocacy

12:45-1:25pm CT Saturday (1:45 ET, 11:45 MT, 10:45 PT) Jail/Prison Ministry, Chaplaincy, Reentry, Youth


Evelyn Lemly

CEO Kairos Prison Ministry International

Evelyn Lemly is the CEO of Kairos Prison Ministry International (“Kairos”) serving over 500 communities in ten countries utilizing over 30,000 volunteers.  Previously, Evelyn worked in the business world, was President of a Bible translation ministry, as well as Executive Vice President of a ministry focused on teaching locals to study the Bible and to establish churches. She holds a MBA in leadership of organizations, marketing, and finance.  Evelyn serves as Vice President on the Executive Board for CMCA and as Secretary for the Coalition of Prison Evangelists Board of Directors.

Jail/Prison Ministry Networking Facilitator

Boyd Chikatulah

CEO 3 Oaks Ministries

Boyd Chikatulah has worked in both the fields of corrections and pastoral care for many years. Boyd hasbeen involved in planting Churches and served as pastor, started a ministry school, and also worked as a Field and Counseling Officer for the Drug Enforcement Commission. In Idaho, Boyd serves as the CEO of 3 OaksMinistries which is contracted to oversee all Religious and Volunteer Services. He has conducted numerous volunteer trainings for the Department, spoken at the IDOC Volunteer Community events, and was recently appointed chair of the Community Information and Resource Fair Steering Committee.

Chaplaincy Networking Facilitator

Joseph Williams

Senior Training and Technical Assistance Consultant, American Institute for Research

Joseph Williams’ passion for helping the incarcerated, formerly incarcerated and their families reach their God-given potential is born from his own past battles with crime and addiction. He has created and implemented several innovative approaches that have helped others to experience total restoration. Joe currently serves Senior Training and Technical Assistance Consultant with American Institute for Research, where he serves as a Core Coach for the National Reentry Resource Center. Joe provides TTA for adult community reentry providers of justice-related services in urban and rural areas under the Second Chance Act, Mentoring and Community Based Adult Reentry track.

Reentry Networking Facilitator

Steve Lowe

Founder, President, Executive Chaplain Pacific Youth Correctional Ministries

Steve Lowe, a co-founder of CMCA, has provided professional institutional service in southern California counties, including supervising the Protestant Chaplaincy Ministries for the Orange County Juvenile Justice Complex’s multiple institutions for 51 years and continuing to facilitate juvenile ministry at national sites. As Founder, President, and Executive Chaplain for Pacific Youth Correctional Ministries, an international chaplain-placing ministry, Steve also assists Christian organizations and   penal agencies as a consultant in program development and implementation. He has experience as an adjunct faculty member with Wheaton College and the Institute for Prison Ministries, Billy Graham  Center, and Biola University, specializing in criminology and juvenile delinquency coursework.

Youth Networking Facilitator

Sammy Perez

Senior Manager Grassroots Program, Prison Fellowship


Sammy Perez leads Prison Fellowship’s grassroots program to build and mobilize a network of Christians who are passionate about justice that restores. Perez manages a team of staff to equip Prison Fellowship’s Justice Advocates and Justice Ambassadors in the U.S. to raise awareness and improve the criminal justice system through digital advocacy, constituent lobbying, media engagement, and storytelling. After rediscovering faith in Christ, Perez, who has spent time in prison, overcame his past and began to serve others impacted by crime and incarceration.  Perez was reappointed by Gov. Ralph Northam to the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Prevention in the Commonwealth.

Advocacy Networking Facilitator