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Dr. Hans Hallundbaek

Hans Hallundbaek, born and raised in Denmark, spent half his professional life in international business (marketing, promotion and development) before entering seminary in the early 1990’s. He is dedicated to restorative, ecological, social, spiritual, and criminal justice issues. Having served for thirteen years as the minister of Croton Falls Presbyterian Church, Hans retired from that position in March 2018 to focus on the Interfaith Prison Partnership.


He has spent over twenty years as a teaching volunteer in New York State male and female correctional facilities, including several years as a Service Chaplain in Sing Sing maximum security prison.  He is on staff at the Hudson River Presbytery (HRP) as Director of the Interfaith Prison Partnership program of the Hudson River Presbytery. Hans is also a co-founding board member of Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA), operating in five NY state prisons.


Hans serves as the NGO representative to the United Nations for Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE) International and the International Prison Chaplains Association (IPCA). He earned an MA from Maryknoll School of Theology; and his M-Div. and D- Min from New York Theological Seminary. Rev. Dr. Hallundbaek has considerable teaching experience as an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Marist College, and can be reached at hans@hudrivpres.org