Contact Info & Appointments

Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc.


Center for Ethical Training & Transformation – U.S. (CETTUS)

Progressive Prison Project

Innocent Spouse & Children Project

White Collar/Nonviolent Support Group

The world’s first ministry created to provide confidential support individuals, families and groups with white-collar and other nonviolent incarceration issues. 501(c)(3)

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1
Woodbury, Connecticut 06798

All media inquiries:
Greg Walsh
Walsh Public Relations
office: 203-292-6280 cell: 203-216-6101

Speaking Engagements:

Jeff is a sought-after speaker and guest preacher whose topics include finding purpose and happiness after personal tragedy, criminal justice reform, successful alcohol and substance recovery (he is clean & sober 16+ years), navigating life with mental health issues, and his own riches-to-rags-to-redemption story. Highlighted speaking venues include The Nantucket Project (Nantucket, MA), the Greenwich Leadership Forum (Greenwich, CT), the Corrections Ministries and Chaplains Association (CMCA) Correctional Ministry Summit (Wheaton College, IL & Philadelphia, PA), Salons at Stowe – Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Hartford, CT), TNP Library (Greenwich, CT), Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (NY, NY), Yale Divinity School (New Haven, CT) and many houses of worship throughout the Northeast.

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To Schedule an Initial Appointment, Call or Video Chat:


If you, a friend or a family member are suffering from a criminal justice issue or other traumatic/life-altering event, please contact us to schedule an initial call or appointment. The darkest days of a person’s life can be a time of renewal and hope.

Rev. Jeff Grant, J.D., M.Div., Co-Founder


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Lynn Springer, Co-Founder
Innocent Spouses, Families & Children

Rev. Fr. Joseph Ciccone, Ed.D., M.Div.
Supervising Minister, Religion, Spirituality

Jacqueline Polverari, M.B.A., M.S.W.
Women’s Incarceration Issues

Joshua Cagney, M.A.
Programs, Peer Mentoring, Men’s Incarceration Issues

Rev. Steve Bonenberger, M.Div.
Spirituality, Religion, Writing

Iyabo Onipede, J.D., M.Div.
Spirituality, Life Coaching

Babz Rawls Ivy, M.P.A., C.S.D.

Lynwood Patrick, M.B.A.

Matt Lockwood
Digital Marketing Specialist

Basia Skudrzyk, M.B.A.
Marketing & Development



Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc. was founded in 2012, incorporated in 2014 and granted 510(c)(3) status in 2015. We are an outreach ministry of St. Joseph Mission Church, 450 Wilfred Terrace, Cliffside Park, NJ, 07010, Rev. Father Joseph Ciccone, Ed. D, M Div, presiding, (201) 754-4GOD,, St. Joseph Mission Church is a parish of the Progressive Catholic Church, Rt. Rev. A. Edmund N. Cass, D Min, CFS, OCR, Presiding Bishop, Little Portion Friary, 106 Courtney Circle, Greenville, SC, 29617,


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