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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Randy Gardner

Randy and a friend in Uganda 2011 - Picture proudly taken from Kathy Ozzard Chism - Dream One World

Randy's world was irreparably changed in 2010, when his brother Ronnie was executed by a firing squad in the state of Utah. He and his family experienced the "collateral damage" of the death penalty done to the loved ones of the those who are executed. Randy believes in accountability, but not by more killing.

Randy has since dedicated himself to channeling his pain into action and striving to embrace forgiveness to those who played a part in the execution process. He believes in public education will bring about an end to the death penalty. 

Joining the Journey, he has now traveled all over the world speaking out and sharing his story of hurt, redemption, and hope to college students, lawyers, judges, clergymen, and community leaders. He knows the brokenness of a system that still embraces the Death Penalty.


Journey of Hope Board member


I don’t care if you’re innocent or guilty; we don’t have a right to take a person’s life.