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CMCA 2023 Correctional Ministries Summit Information

May 18, 2023 - May 20, 2023

Welcome to the  CMCA 2023 Correctional Ministries Summit!

Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

May 19-20, 2023


This information page provides everything you need to plan your trip to the CMCA 2023 Correctional Ministries Summit in Wheaton, IL.  Follow the links to schedules, speakers, lodging and the pre-summit activities on May 18th.

Travel Information 

CMCA provides a shuttle from the Hilton Doubletree in Lisle to/from Wheaton College.  CMCA also provides a shuttle to/from the Billy Graham Hall and Anderson Commons (dining).  CMCA does not provide transportation to/from the Chicago airports.  The Hilton Doubletree hotel is located about 35 minutes from O’Hare and 40 minutes from Midway airport.  Suggested airport transportation includes rental car, Uber/Lyft or West Suburban Limo 

The Summit Program Book is your guide to the event.  It includes maps, schedules and descriptions of each event and participant!

CMCA 2023 Correctional Ministries Summit Schedule


Summit Check in/Registration opens:

  • 4-6pm on Thursday May 18th
  • 8am on Friday May 19th (remaining open throughout conference)

Know someone still interested in attending?  Forward the electronic brochure.  Registration is still open.

Plan Your Trip

Billy Graham Hall, Wheaton College

We are excited to host the CMCA 2023 Summit at the Billy Graham Hall of Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.

The Billy Graham Hall is located at 500 College Ave. Wheaton, IL 60187

All Summit activities will take place in Billy Graham Hall.  It is a short walk to Anderson Commons for meals (shuttle provided).


CMCA room block in the Hilton Doubletree Hotel in Lisle, IL--15 minutes from Wheaton’s campus.  We will provide shuttle transportation to/from the hotel/Billy Graham Hall.

3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Phone 630-505-0900

Free Continuing Education Unit for Summit attendees!

1 CEU is offered through the Marsh Center for Chaplain Studies, a Center of the B.H. Carroll Theological Institute.

To receive the CEU: Download or pick up a CEU form at CMCA Summit registration table.  Attend all plenary sessions and all 4 workshop sessions. 

Completed forms will be collected at the end of the Closing Plenary Session.

Unique Events for 2023

Thursday May 18th Pre-Summit Activities

5:00-5:45pm Pizza Dinner (Registration closed.  Must be pre-registered to attend)

6:00-8:00pm Seminar: Barrows Auditorium. All are welcome.

Bob Ekblad will lead a seminar on studying the Bible with the incarcerated.

“Pardoned by Grace”

Summit guests invited to attend a recently released full length feature film (starring Michael W. Smith) about the life/testimony of CMCA member, Scott Highberger.

The film begins at 8:45am on Friday May 19th in Barrows Auditorium.  The Opening Plenary session begins after the film ends.

Special Concert featuring Eric Genuis

We are excited to have Eric Genuis once again performing for us!  This year Eric and his talented group of musicians will provide an evening concert followed by a dessert reception, Friday May 19th.  Visit the exhibit hall & Billy Graham Museum as you mingle. 

Concert & Dessert Reception from 6:30-9:00pm Barrows Auditorium and hallway.

Every CMCA Summit offers these Highly Rated Features!

Workshop Sessions

The CMCA Summit offers over 30 workshops to choose from in 4 workshop sessions.  The workshops are carefully designed to provide information and best practices in the area of: chaplaincy, jail/prison ministry, reentry, victims/families, youth, advocacy.

Plenary Sessions

The CMCA 2023 Summit offers 3 plenary sessions.  

Our keynote speakers will encourage and motivate you for ministry.  Worship, special music, and testimonies will inspire you!

Exhibit Hall

Exhibits are open throughout the event, beginning Friday morning.

Schedule & Speakers

Don’t miss a part of the CMCA 2023 Summit!  See complete schedule below

Angulus Wilson

Chaplain, Wheaton College former Director Institute for Prison Ministries

Mark Inch

Ret. Secretary of Corrections, State of Florida

Vanessa Gardner

Co-Founder, Reentry Consultants of America

Eric Genuis in concert

Eric and musicians will provide a full concert on Friday evening May 19th at 6:30pm.

Special Music & Worship

Jon Jones

Worship Leader, Community Christian Church, Naperville, IL

Leading worship during the plenary sessions.

Summit Sponsors

We are grateful for our CMCA 2023 Summit Sponsors who provide scholarships and keep the Summit affordable for all.  Please click on each logo to learn about the important impact each of these organizations has on those currently incarcerated and those engaged in correctional ministries.

Pricing and Registration

Your registration includes access to:  3 Summit meals, 4 workshop sessions, 3 plenary sessions, 1 concert/dessert reception, and the Thursday evening seminar with Bob Ekblad.

Register Now!

Contact Us


May 18, 2023
May 20, 2023


CMCA (Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association)
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Billy Graham Hall, Wheaton College
500 College Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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