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stuart warren, director and ceo

Stuart Warren became Transforming Jail Ministry's second Director and CEO on July 1, 2017, succeeding Rev. Jack Marsh. Stuart has previously served in the Kentucky Office of Secretary of State, worked on numerous political campaigns in Kentucky, served as the Student Minister for Christian Student Fellowship at Eastern Kentucky University, and most recently as a researcher and adjunct instructor for the University of Cincinnati. 

Stuart's interest in jail ministry came about as a result of losing his father who spent most of his life in and out of jail and prison. After his father's death, Stuart realized how little care is given to the incarcerated population and just how much they need of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Stuart Warren is from Central Kentucky (Danville and Harrodsburg) and received his ordination from Pioneer Baptist Church in Harrodsburg, KY. Stuart is a 2010 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University (B.A., Political Science), a 2013 graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.A., Christian Education), and is currently finishing his Ph.D., Political Science at the University of Cincinnati.

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace... whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ...
— 1 Peter 4:10a, 11a (ESV)

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Amanda Hazlett, office manager

Amanda Hazlett joined Transforming Jail Ministries with the desire to help support the Chaplains and worship teams who serve incarcerated people and help them find the peace available from Jesus Christ.  Her experience with Jury Duty opened her eyes to the great need within the system.  

She has previously worked in public accounting, operations management and consulting.  She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree and a Master of Science in Business Administration Degree from the University of Cincinnati.  In 2003, Amanda earned a Certified Public Accountant license.      

Amanda is a native of Cincinnati and enjoys spending time with family and friends.  She likes to stay active and find beauty in nature using her camera.  You can also find her serving at her church in a variety of roles including Kids’ Club, food drives and community service projects.  

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
— Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)