We are celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month this March. We’ve had our community nominate local women who are role models and an inspiration to others.
Meet our winner Judy Boen! Founder of Captive Hearts in Grover Beach, ordained chaplain for the San Luis Obispo County Women’s Jail and Sheriff’s Department. Thanks go to Debra Jackson from Village Papery & Gifts for sharing her story.
KSBY will be joining us to bring her story to you later in March! Star Brows, Pink Diamond Artistry, and Collections Rack will be doing the makeover, we can’t wait to honor Judy and her service to our community!
Judy is an ordained chaplain and a former chaplain for Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, the state prison for women previously located in Oklahoma City in both general population and on death row. She has also served as a chaplain at the Bakersfield Rehabilitation Hospital. For five years, she was Director of Counseling and Client Services for the Bakersfield Crisis Pregnancy Center and has counseled both clients and families. She has also completed a two-year in-depth training course for inner healing through Church On The Way in Van Nuys, California.
Judy has served as chaplain for the San Luis Obispo County Women’s Jail and Sheriff’s Department in Central California since 2000. She was awarded a Citizen Academy Certificate of Completion through the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department. She is often a guest speaker at community club gatherings, women’s meetings, retreats and co-teaches “Unmasked–a Face of Grace,” a course she co-authored.
The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors recognized Judy in 2006 for receiving the Commission on the Status of Women, “Service to Women” Award. This prestigious award is presented annually to a woman who shows outstanding service to the community. She also was awarded the ”Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women” from the Soroptimist Club both locally and regionally in 2010 as an outstanding community leader. This award honors women who are making extraordinary differences in the lives of other women.” Captive Hearts website.