HEATHER RICE-MINUS Vice President of Church Mobilization Prison Fellowship
Heather Rice-Minus serves as vice president of government affairs and church mobilization at Prison Fellowship, the nation’s largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families. She is a powerful, knowledgeable voice articulating the case for restorative criminal justice solutions.
Rice-Minus directs national advocacy initiatives and campaigns on pivotal criminal justice issues at the federal level. She also spearheads Prison Fellowship’s efforts to build coalitions with advocacy groups, think tanks, faith-based organizations, and other key stakeholders.
Rice-Minus has contributed to stories about criminal justice reform in outlets including Christianity Today, Slate, CBN News, the Marshall Project, PBS’ Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, and WORLD Magazine. She is the co-author of Outrageous Justice, a multimedia Bible study curriculum and companion book. A valued shaper of the criminal justice reform debate because of her wide-ranging policy expertise, Rice-Minus maintains a vested interest in justice reform as someone who has both been a victim of crime and walked alongside a family member during his incarceration.
A native of Virginia, Rice-Minus resides in Washington, D.C., with her husband and daughter. Prior to her tenure at Prison Fellowship, she managed advocacy efforts on behalf of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. She is a graduate of Colorado State University and George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar and a Colson Fellow.