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Jails, Institutions, Death . . . or Recovery




Chaplain Joe Herzanek, Author


Joe Herzanek to speak at Boulder Men’s Christian Fellowship 

The founder of Changing Lives Foundation and author of the book “Why Don’t They JUST QUIT?”, Joe also spends time counseling inmates and advising their family members and others in the community on effective ways to negotiate the often complex “world of addiction and recovery.”

Currently the Chaplain at the Boulder County Jail (Boulder, Colorado), Joe has spent over 15 years working in Jails and Prisons as both a Chaplain and Addictions Counselor. Joe’s personal struggles earlier in life were preparation for working with offenders who also have addiction problems.

From age 13 to 29, Joe battled his own drug and alcohol problem—finally receiving treatment. He now has over 30 years of abstinence from substances. Treatment gave him the information and structure needed to begin his journey of recovery.

Joe has three children—one who still lives at home. He and his wife Judy live in Colorado, enjoy playing with their two Cairn Terriers Lewis and Clark, camping, and most of all—hiking above treeline in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Boulder Men’s Christian Fellowship (BMCF) is a diverse group of Christian men from all walks of life that has been meeting weekly for prayer and praises since 1982.

We meet Friday mornings pretty much to this schedule:

6:30 to 6:45 Fellowship, coffee, juice, rolls, fruit, doughnuts

6:45 to 7:00 1st Timer introductions & welcome, opening prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, songs of praise, announcements

7:00 to 7:30 Guest Speaker: a different speaker every week with a wide range of talents, missions and Christian topics

7:30 to 7:45 Prayer and Praise time: thanks to God and requests for prayer

7:45 Closing prayer, dismissed

We meet in the Community Hall in the rear of the 2nd Baptist Church, 5300 Baseline, south side, which is 2 tenths of a mile east of Foothills Parkway, (CO Hwy.157), in Boulder.

All are welcome. Bring a guest!


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