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Published on May 12th, 2015 |


HeartBound Ministries founder to speak to business group

Andrea Shelton, the president and founder of non-profit prison ministry HeartBound Ministries, will be the featured speaker at the Thursday (May 14) 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting of the Buckhead Business Association, at The City Club of Buckhead, on the 18th floor of 3343 Peachtree Road.

Andrea Shelton

Andrea Shelton

HeartBound Ministries seeks to support and equip Georgia prison chaplains and meet the needs of the prison community – correctional staff, inmates, and their families – changing the culture from one of crime and incarceration to hope and restoration.

In recognition of its contributions to the Georgia prison system, HeartBound Ministries was named a “Faith-Based Contributor of the Year” for three consecutive years. In 2005, Shelton 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.

Shelton graduated from Oglethorpe University in Brookhaven 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.

She is a member of the 2006 class of Leadership Georgia and was a 2007 Leadership Georgia Program Chair. She was awarded the E. Dale Threadgill Community Service Award by Leadership Georgia in 2013. In 2014, she was appointed to the Georgia Board of Corrections by Governor Nathan Deal.

Aside from her involvement in HeartBound Ministries, Shelton is a children’s book author and serves as a YoungLife leader at North Atlanta High.

The cost of attending the BBA breakfast meetings is $10 for members who register in advance and $12 at the door. For visitors and guests, the cost is $20. Included in the cost is a continental breakfast and free validated self-parking.

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