Mark Earley, former State Senator and Attorney General of Virginia, became president of Prison Fellowship on February 1, 2002.
As President and CEO of Prison Fellowship, Earley oversees the national ministry founded by Charles Colson in 1976, which has since spread to 113 countries in addition to the United States.
Earley, an attorney, practiced law for fifteen years in Norfolk, Virginia, and then served in the Virginia State Senate for ten years before being elected Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Earley also served on the staff of the Navigators, an international evangelical ministry active on college campuses, military bases, and other settings. He worked in campus ministry at the University of the Philippines in Manila and in the U.S. at West Chester University in Pennsylvania and at the College of William and Mary in Virginia.
He is a graduate of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he received a B.A. in Religion. He earned a juris doctor degree from the William & Mary School of Law. He resides in Lansdowne, Virginia, with his wife, the former Cynthia Breithaupt. They have six children (Rachel, Justin, Mark Jr., Mary Catherine, Franklin, and Anne Harris).