Meet The Team

Cliff and Sue Parrish are changing the story for incarcerated people in the Illinois prison system. The idea began when they reached out to a prisoner in Asia they had developed a relationship with through short-term mission trips.
Upon his release, they supported him with employment and housing. The man took his own life after just a few months outside of the prison walls.
Cliff & Sue realized true freedom from within was of more importance than a physical release from prison. From this tragedy, they began to develop a framework to build a foundation of Biblical principles into peoples’ lives. They called this framework, Foundations For Life.
They began to take FOUNDATIONS FOR LIFE into the Illinois prison system. The results were exciting enough to pull them out of the rewarding business world and into full-time missions. Cliff and Sue are not interested in simply “managing symptoms.” Instead, they are out for full life transformation and nothing less. They also are willing to share the Freedom From Within with groups interested in life RENEWAL.
Ephesians 2:10 
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

Sue & Cliff Parrish


Cliff and Sue Parrish have been married for over 30 years, doing life together as a team on many fronts. They are both ordained ministers who have served on the mission field locally and internationally. They love each other and love sharing with others how to live a life with Freedom From Within.
Freedom From Within, a ministry dedicated to helping others go beyond the strongholds of incarceration, addictions, relational and financial struggles. Cliff and Sue currently see more than 250 individuals per week inside the Illinois state prison system teaching life skills, and leading recovery programs. When they are not in prison, they coach individuals and couples towards financial freedom, marriage preparation and marriage thriving. It is also common to find them teaching community groups on the Foundations For Life, the same classes they teach in the prisons.
 Founders of RemoteLink, Inc, in 1995, a Social Enterprise offering business to business communications solutions while providing jobs, education and opportunities helping the under-resourced communities in the US and Asia.

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Cliff & Sue Parrish
Freedom From Within

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