Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. (Kairos) is a Christian faith based ministry which addresses the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women, youth, and their families. By sharing the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ, Kairos hopes to change hearts, transform lives and impact the world. Kairos sprang from the Cursillo movement and is supported by volunteers from the 4th Day movements such as Cursillo, National Episcopal Cursillo, Presbyterian Cursillo, Lutheran Via de Cristo, The Upper Room's Walk To Emmaus, and independently ecumenical Tres Dias as well as volunteers from independent and non-denominational churches. As a ministry, Kairos embraces a diverse group of volunteers working together to fulfill Christ's call to action in Matthew 25:36.
Kairos is a ministry of the church ... a ministry of the apostles whom Jesus, the Christ, has called into community and sent forth into the environment of the correctional institution. Kairos has been called the best example of the early church in existence today.
The Kairos program incorporates curriculum designed to build and encourage pro-social character and behavior. Society spends over $60 billion/yr. to keep more than 2.1 million inmates incarcerated men and women with nearly 650,000 people released annually, whereas the Kairos program is offered at no cost to State and Federal Institutions. It's been said that it cost the government $1 million to keep "me" locked up and a $100 program from Kairos set "me" free.
Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit corporation chartered in the State of Florida.
The word, Kairos, is a Greek word meaning in God's Special Time or in the Fullness of Time indicating an opportunity for our participants and guests to re-consider their life choices - as hearts are changed, inmates begin to take responsibility for their actions - it's like a front row seat at a miracle - transforming lives and impacting the world.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
118 N. Church Street
Lockhart, TX 78644
Advisory Council Chair: Char Rantz
Vice-Chair: Ann Finch
Secretary: Amy Hannah
KairosDonor Coord/Financial Secretary: Carol Weiser
Treasurer: Donna Dungan
Institutional Liaison: Nancy Hagerup
Outreach/Recruiting: Sue Greene
Fundraising/Sponsorship Coord: Kelly Luedeke
Agape Coord.: Beth Gamel
Clergy: Debbie Head
Continuing Ministry Coord: Grizelda Gonzales
Data Coord: Pam Jackson
Communications Coord: Linda Bishop
Spiritual Director: Sister Mary Angela Murdaugh
Outside Support Lead: Ken Pitner
Website Admin: Cheryl Glasgow
Kairos Prison Ministry Intl.
Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation chartered in the State of Florida.
VISION — A community spiritually freed from the effects of imprisonment reaching all impacted by incarceration, through the love, hope and faith found in Jesus Christ.
MISSION — The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.