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Speakers
the Rev. Dr. Tom O'Connor
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Tom grew up in Ireland and qualified as an attorney in the Irish legal system. Then Tom took a new direction in life when he joined a contemplative Catholic religious order called the Carmelites, and lived as a friar (a wandering monk) for 9 years working and studying in Ireland, Scotland, France and the USA. The Carmelites sent Tom to Washington, D.C. to study in 1987 and he has lived in America ever since. After two years in DC Tom left the Carmelite order and took a job at a research institute in Loyola University of Maryland evaluating the impact of a federal prison program on recidivism. Twenty-three years later Tom has spent most of his career focused on change and human development issues in the criminal justice system.

Tom has degrees in law, philosophy, theology and counseling; his Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America focused on Religion and Culture in the US Penal System. Tom has been nationally certified in the US as a chaplain and a counsellor, and is trained in and trains many evidence-based practices such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Coaching and the Level of Service Case Management Inventory (LS/CMI).

Tom lives in Salem, Oregon and has a wife, Aislinn and Sorcha, his 12 year old daughter.

Most recently Tom worked as a research manager for two years and as the head chaplain for eight years with the Oregon Department of Corrections. He currently teaches part-time at Western Oregon University, Criminal Justice. Tom has published, trained, and coached widely on change management, organizational development, the contribution of chaplaincy and volunteers to corrections, the role of humanistic, spiritual and religious ways of making meaning in the desistance process, and implementing evidence-based practices in corrections.
the Rev. Dr. Ulrica Fritzson
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Ulrica was ordained a minister in the Church of Sweden in 1996. In 2000 she became a Prison Chaplain in Malmo. She continues to hold that position but is currently on study leave, completing her Ph.D. She is also a trained Gestalt Therapist and has been working with men (and their partners) who are dealing with domestic violence at a Crisis Centre in Malmo.

Currently is currently a full time a doctoral student in the Philosophy of Religion at the University of Lund, Sweden. Her dissertation focuses on the meaning of the meeting between the offender and the victim. The context of her work is the Restorative Justice program at Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town, South Africa. Her interest is to understand, in a philosophical way, what impact the meeting with the victims has for the offender. She is interested in the dynamic between the offender as a human being able to atone for the guilt and harm caused. The point of reference for her work is relational philosophers such as Ricoeur, Lévinas, Buber, Cavarero and Gobodo-Madikizela.

In 2011 she started the Reconciliation Group in Sweden, based on the Restorative Justice Program, founded and facilitated by Jonathan and Jenny Clayton her worked at Hope Prison Ministry at Pollsmoor Prison. The Reconciliation group works in cooperation with the Department of Correctional Services, the municipality, Church of Sweden, and private Rehab centers.

It is Ulricka’s opinion that this program is working remarkably well, both within a South African and a Swedish context. The program complements the ordinary justice system since it addresses the difficult areas of guilt with existential and relational guilt that that the ordinary justice system often does not address.
the Rev. Timothy Khoo
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Timothy Khoo has worked closely with Ron Nikkel since he joined Prison Fellowship International in 1989. This 24-year mentorship has prepared Khoo for the day he would assume the role of president and CEO of PFI.

Nikkel, who praises Khoo for his passion, vision and experience, recommended Khoo as his successor, upon stepping down in 2013, and PFI’s Board of Directors unanimously approved. No outside search was conducted.

A third-generation prison worker, Khoo joined PFI as training director. He served as executive vice president for more than a decade and also supervised PFI’s Institute for Leadership Formation (ILF). Based in PFI’s Singapore office, the ILF trains and assists the organization’s national leaders with leadership and management skills.

Khoo will remain based in Singapore, his native country, working in concert with PFI operations based in Washington, D.C.

He was ordained to the deaconate of the Anglican Diocese of Singapore in 2003, and in 2013 was ordained to the priesthood.

Before joining PFI, he was the Chief Management Trainer from 1986-89 in the Management Education Branch of the Ministry of Defence in Singapore.

Khoo graduated with highest honors from Oral Roberts University in the United States with a double major in Psychology and Theology and a minor in Business Administration. In 1985, he was listed in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, a distinction granted to those who display character, scholarship and leadership.

Timothy will be one of the guest speakers at the International Prison Chaplains Conference to be held in Sydney, Australia September 19-24, 2015.
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http://www.justicereflections.org.uk/index.html
Justice Reflections is an ecumenical collection of theological papers appearing three times a year. The publication incorporates worldwide papers linking Christian ideas with matters of justice. Each issue consists of up to eight papers in English of 2,000 - 8,000 words on theological insights into ethical, moral, pastoral or restorative aspects of justice. IPCA is presently working out a partnership arrangement with Justice Reflections and we look forward to being able to share this with you soon. In the meantime please do visit their website.
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In Memory of Capuchin Friar, Brother Kieran Garvey, long-time Prison Chaplain and Friend of IPCA who died on July 9th, 2013. Read more here.

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Rev. Bob Payne, an Anglican Priest and member of IPCA, receiving the Order of the British Empire from the Queen. Congratulations Bob on behalf of your IPCA family.
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