Andrea Shelton is President and founder of HeartBound Ministries, a non-profit prison ministry that seeks to support and equip Georgia prison chaplains and minister to inmates in Georgia’s state prisons, transitional centers and youth development centers. Andrea graduated from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta and after a brief marketing career at Lockheed Aeronautics, she obtained a law degree from the University of Tennessee. Following law school, she served as a Special Assistant Administrative Law Judge with the Office of State Administrative Hearings.
In recognition of its contributions to the Georgia prison system, HeartBound Ministries has been named a “Faith-Based Contributor of the Year” for three consecutive years. In 2005, Andrea received the first-ever “Spirit of Oglethorpe Award” given by Oglethorpe University for her work on behalf of Georgia’s prison chaplains and those they serve.