Our Team

Burl Cain, CCE

CEO and Founder

Burl Cain served as the Warden of Louisiana State Penitentiary, Louisiana’s largest maximum-security prison for over 20 years. Once known as the “Bloodiest Prison in America,” Louisiana State Penitentiary, under Burl Cain’s leadership, became one of the safest, most secure, and progressive maximum security prisons in the nation. There, he founded and facilitated the Accredited Hospice Program, Bible College in conjunction with the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and also raised private funds to build seven chapels for inmate use on the prison grounds.

As a long serving, transformative figure in Corrections, Burl has the ability to motivate and inspire wardens and lawmakers on the subject of rehabilitation. His expertise and passion in the area of prison reform and moral change has steered him into aiding the spread of the gospel through Global Prison Seminaries Foundation.

Burl serves on the Religion and Faith-Based Services Committee, Resolutions and Policy Development Committee, and the Nominating Committee of the American Correctional Association. He also serves on Board of Directors of Prison Fellowship Ministries, the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, and is Chairman of the Board of the Department of Corrections Credit Union. 

 

Kristi Miller, PhD.

Chief Operations Officer

Kristi Miller came to Global Prison Seminaries Foundation with a background in both the seminary world and the prison world. As a seminary professor, Kristi initially entered the prison context when she started an extension of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) in the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women (LCIW). She later worked for the prison itself, serving as the Chaplain, Education Coordinator, and eventually as Assistant Warden over programming. Kristi holds a Master of Divinity with a specialization in Biblical Languages (2007), a Master of Theology (2009), and a PhD in Old Testament/Hebrew (2010) all from NOBTS. Kristi is the author of Hannah’s Gift, which is a two-book Bible study written for incarcerated mothers and published by Awana Lifeline Ministries. Hannah’s Gift is being taught in over 20 states and in 5 foreign countries. Additionally, Kristi has served in staff positions on the local church level, she teaches as an adjunct faculty member for NOBTS, and she has 13 years of oncology experience as a registered nurse.