On Friday, Apr. 3, 2020, 9 am ET, Rev. Dr. Chris Kimmenez, was our guest on the Criminal Justice Insider Podcast with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant – The Voice of CT Criminal Justice. Live on WNHH 103.5 FM New Haven, rebroadcast at 5 pm. Live-streamed and podcast 24/7 everywhere, see below. Sponsored by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven – Now More Than Ever.
Rev. Dr. Chris Kimmenez is a dynamic, sought after ordained Baptist minister, pastor, chaplain, psychologist, trainer, public speaker, consultant and a medically retired marine combat veteran from Washington, DC residing in Philadelphia, PA. After a car accident, struggling with addiction, physical disability, PTSD, and a criminal record, he entered recovery in 1995 and ministry in 1996. He founded the Pastor’s & Preacher’s Support Network serving 484 pastors, is President of Recovery Christian Centers Urban Community Development Corporation, a faith based nonprofit specializing recovery support, pastoral care and counseling, behavioral health, trauma, capacity building and leadership training, is the Supply Pastor of Lombard Central Presbyterian Church, Overseer of Administration of Maturing Harvest Fellowship, Co-Chair of the Pennsylvania Reentry Council Restorative Justice Committee, National Director of Advocacy for Healing Communities USA, a faith-based prison reentry initiative, Chaplain of Delaware Valley Stand Down, a homeless veterans initiative, a contract Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Trauma Instructor and member of the Faith & Spiritual Affairs Advisory Board with the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities, a member of the Philadelphia FIGHT Faith Leaders Network and the Co-Chair of the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition Community Engagement Committee. He is a JustLeadershipUSA Leading with Conviction 2018 Cohort Alumni Fellow and served as their #CLOSEtheCreek Campaign Faith Community Organizer and currently serves on the #SolidarityNotSolitary Campaign. He holds a B.S. in Human Resources, a M.S. in Health Education, and Psy. D and is pursuing a D. Min. He married the Rev. Paula Burnett-Kimmenez with six children (one deceased) and twelve grandchildren.
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Season Three Program/Guests List (*formerly incarcerated):
Fri., Sept. 6, 2019: Khalil Cumberbatch*, Chief Strategist at New Yorkers United for Justice
Fri., Sept. 20, 2019: Aaron T. Kinzel*, Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Michigan-Dearborn
Fri., Oct. 4, 2019: Charlie Grady, Outreach Specialist for the FBI CT Community Outreach Program
Fri., Oct. 18, 2019: Michael Kimelman*, Former Hedge Funder and Author of Confessions of a Wall Street Insider: A Cautionary Tale of Rats, Feds, and Banksters
Fri., Nov. 1, 2019: Corey Brinson*, Former Attorney Convicted for a White Collar Crime who is running for Hartford City Council
Fri., Nov. 15, 2019: Cathryn Lavery, Ph.D., Asst. Chair & Graduate Coordinator for the Iona College Criminal Justice Department
Fri., Dec. 6, 2019: “Free Prison Phone Calls” Show, CT Rep. Josh Elliott & Tiheba Bain*
Fri. Dec. 20, 2019: John Hamilton, CEO, Liberation Programs
Fri., Jan. 3, 2020: Reginald Dwayne Betts*, Lawyer, Poet, Lecturer on Mass Incarceration
Fri., Jan. 17, 2020: Serena Ligouri*, Executive Director, New Hour for Women & Children – L.I.
Fri., Feb. 7, 2020: David Garlock*, Program Director, New Person Ministries, Lancaster, PA Fri.,
Feb. 20, 2020: Larry Levine*, Talk Show Host & Criminal Justice Consultant
Fri,. Mar. 6, 2020, Hans Hallundbaek, Interfaith Prison Partnership
Fri., Mar. 20, 2020: Tiheba Bain*, Women’s Incarceration Advocate
Fri., April 3, 2020: Rev. Dr. Chris Kimmenez, Healing Communities Prison Ministry
POSTPONED: Thurs., Apr. 16, 2020, 6:30 pm: Live at Iona College, New Rochelle, NY with Special Guests
Fri., April 17, 2020: Inaugural Inductees* of CT Hall of Change with Charlie Grady, Founder
Fri., May 3, 2020: Eilene Zimmerman, Author of “Smacked: A Story of White Collar Ambition, Addiction and Tragedy”.
Fri., May 15, 2020: Fran Pastore, Women’s Business Development Center
Fri., June 5, 2020: Children of Incarcerated Parents Show with Aileen Keays and Melissa Tanis