Jim Liske joined Prison Fellowship as chief executive officer in July 2011 and assumed the additional title of president in 2013. Since taking the helm of the world's largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families, Liske has led the organization's efforts to foster the moral rehabilitation of prisoners through faith-based programming, advocate for restorative criminal justice policies at the state and national levels, and mobilize churches to be agents of positive change in the lives of those affected by the cycle of crime and incarceration and in their communities.
As the leader of Prison Fellowship, Liske has visited more than 100 prisons and jails throughout the United States to dialogue with inmates and prison leaders about how our nation can create more humane, transformative correctional facilities. He speaks frequently with legislators and prison officials about the importance of faith- and values-based moral rehabilitation for prisoners, and the need for a fundamental shift in America’s approach to criminal justice. A native of Alpena, Michigan, Liske earned a master’s of divinity from North American Baptist Seminary in 1986. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Denver Seminary.