Kairos volunteers represent the Christian faith and present a Christian perspective.
Kairos volunteers come from many Christian denominations, but present only those principles that all share in common.
Kairos leadership is drawn from lay persons, although clergy play a vital role
Kairos is an overwhelmingly volunteer organizatation, with over 20,000 volunteers worldwide.
Kairos ministers to incarcerated individuals, their families, and those who work with them.
- Kairos Programs for Incarcerated Men and Women
Well-organized and well-trained volunteer teams of men and women from the communities surrounding an institution present an introductory 3-day weekend, described as a short course in Christianity. This inter-denominational team of volunteers – both clergy and laypersons – works in cooperation with the Chaplain who carefully selects up to 42 inmate leaders to attend. A well-organized follow up program is part of this ministry.
- Kairos Outside for Female Family and Friends
Kairos Outside is a special weekend retreat designed to support the female loved ones of men and women who are or have been incarcerated. Families of the incarcerated “do time” right along with their loved ones. In a safe environment with loving people, women interact with other women who are in similar situations and learn to form small groups to support and give them strength for the challenges they face.
Board of Directors
Doug Carey (Board Chair), Allan Petrie, Brian Evans, Carol Andrews, George McEachern, Paul Houlihan, Gerry McGibbon, Glenn Mount, Doug Waller.