Lisa Blystra, President/CEO

Lisa Blystra has been the leader of Crossroads Prison Ministries since 2015.

Blystra previously served as a vice president at Prison Fellowship Ministries, serving as the director of church engagement and reentry. During her tenure at Prison Fellowship, she was instrumental in expanding the network of churches involved in prison ministry across the nation.

Prior to that, she served as pastor of global and community partnerships at Ridge Point Community Church in Holland where she expanded 70×7 Life Recovery Ministries, a prisoner reentry program that connects Christian mentors to men and women who are coming home to West Michigan. This faith-based model has received state recognition for significantly reducing recidivism.

Blystra has a passion for the local church and believes it has the potential to make a huge impact in the lives of people in prison.

“My past experiences have opened my eyes to the amazing, untapped, restorative capacity of the local church to bring hope and healing to the broken things of this world,” she said. “Faith-based nonprofits play a unique role in unleashing the power of the church.”


James Liske


US Director, Movement.org
Holland, MI

Bruce Ryskamp

Vice Chairman

President/CEO of The Zondervan Corporation (Retired)
Holland, MI

Dan Rinzema


President/CEO of Datacomp/MHVillage
Grand Rapids, MI

Beth Bouws


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Retired)
Holland, MI

Mary Berghuis

Former prison warden in Michigan
Fruitport, MI


Paul Cowley, MBE

Reverend, Holy Trinity Brompton
Pioneer, Alpha for Prisons
London, England

Garland Hunt

Pastor, The Father’s House
Atlanta, GA



Craig Klamer

Business Consultant, former VP of merchandising at Family Christian Stores
Grand Rapids, MI

Sara Marlin

Founder of BLOOM marketing agency, former VP of Marketing and Communications at Prison Fellowship
Leesburg, VA

Ray Middel

Engagement Manager—Africa Region at Partners Worldwide
Chicago, IL

Myrna Pérez

Deputy Director of the Brennan Center for Justice
New York, NY