Board of Directors

President Michael S. Davis
Vice-President Lizanne K. Young
Secretary Louis F. Slapshak
Treasurer Jesse P. Gurley III
David W. Rands, JD
Dcn. Peter Cerneka


Advisory Board

Christie A. Billups, DMin, Lewis University Alan S. Mills, JD, Uptown People’s Law Center
Bishop Edward K. Braxton, PhD, STD, Catholic Diocese of Belleville  Brian J. Nelson, Uptown People’s Law Center
Robert J. Dougherty, Prisoner Re-Entry Advocate Pastor Norma J. Patterson, MA, Good Shepherd of Faith UCC
Victor A. Gaskins, St. Leonard’s Ministries Kirsten M. Peterson, MSEd, Special Needs Educator
Marilou C. Gervacio, JD, Catholic Conference of Illinois Bishop S. John Roth, PhD, ThM, Central/Southern Illinois Synod (ELCA)
Gerard F. Hasenstab, Catholic Urban Programs Bishop Stanley G. Schlarman, DD, Catholic Diocese of Belleville (Retired)
Joseph P. Hubbard, St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria Vasileff, JD, Mental Health Specialist
Nancy Huyck, PHD, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Hon. Milton S. Wharton, JD, Circuit Court Judge (Retired)
Sister Carol Lehmkuhl, OP, East Side Heart and Home Ron Zeilinger, Dismas Ministry



Our Brothers’ Keepers of Southern Illinois is able to provide comprehensive, holistic services to returning citizens through active collaboration with many organizations including:

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Helpful Links

Diocese of Belleville Prison Ministry

Catholic Conference of Illinois: Prison and Jail Ministry

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, Prisoner and Family Ministries

Lewis University Prison Ministry Leadership Program

St. Leonard's Ministry

Dismas Ministry

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Address: P.O. Box 398
East St. Louis, IL

Phone: 618-482-5570

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