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Author of 'Correctional Chaplains'
to speak, sign books Nov. 17 at Trine
W. Thomas Beckner, author of 'Correctional Chaplains' to speak
ANGOLA, Ind. – W. Thomas Beckner, author of “Correctional Chaplains: Keepers of the Cloak,” will be on Trine University’s campus for a presentation and book signing Saturday, Nov. 17.
Beckner, director of chaplaincy services and program development at Bridges of America, based in Orlando, Fla., will speak at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 17 in Wells Theater, Taylor Hall. A book signing will follow from 11 a.m. to noon in Wells Gallery. Beckner is also the former director of Trine’s master’s degree program in criminal justice.
“Correctional Chaplaincy: What it is; What it isn’t; How it works” is the title of his presentation. His visit is sponsored by Trine’s criminal justice program and the Steuben County Jail Ministry.
Bridges of America (www.bridgesofamerica.com) offers programs and outreach ministries in countries on four continents. The program serves more than 10,000 inmates and offenders daily.