kairos OUTSIDE

Supporting women whose lives have been impacted

by the incarceration of family members or friends.

(See video of testimonials below)

KO #1 WEEKEND - OCTOBER 19-21, 2018

KO of Delmarva extends their sincere thanks to everyone who prayed for our very first Kairos Outside Weekend, October 19-21st.

From the tears, emotional comments and appreciation expressed from our Weekend graduates at closing, it is obvious that the twelve guests benefited immensely. What a rewarding ministry this is!

Our next Kairos Outside Weekend is April 12-14, 2019 in Lewes Delaware. For more information, contact Mary Thomson or call (302) 396-7469.

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 imprisoned "do time" right along with their loved ones and are frequently shunned by society and even their own families.

In a safe environment with loving people, women interact with other women who are in similar situations and learn how to form small groups to support and give them strength for the many challenges they face. 

For information about joining our KO team or, if you are affected by someone incarcerated and have an interest in attending a KO Weekend, please contact

 Mary Thomson.

Read more about Kairos Outside Ministry.

Guest Registration [Download If you have an interest in attending the weekend]


April 12-14, 2019

Virden Retreat Center in Lewes, DE

Changing Hearts . Transforming Lives . Impacting the World


       There are 36 hours of training needed, held on the following Saturdays:

                                                                                            February 2nd:   9:00 - 3:30

                                                                                                February 16th:   9:00 - 3:30

                                                                                                March 2nd:         9:00 - 3:30

                                                                                                March 16th:       9:00 - 3:30

                                                                                                March 30th:       9:00 - 3:30

                                                                                                April 6th:            9:00 - 1:00 . 

For more information about our team training, please contact Mary Thomson

advisory council

Kairos Outside Delmarva's Startup Advisory Council:

Chair - Marie Van Der Wall

Vice Chair - Toi Chambers

Treasurer - Catherine Young

Donor Coordinator - Mary Thomson

Secretary - Kathleen Albert

State Representative - Laurie Lipsey