Supporting women whose lives have been impacted by the incarceration

of family members or friends.

(To see video of testimonials, scroll below)

Kairos Outside Weekend, originally scheduled for April 2020, 

was cancelled due to Coronavirus restrictions.

It is currently rescheduled for April 2021. 

For more information, email Carol Craig or call (301) 481-6149.

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, contact  Carol Craig. We are accepting applications for our April 2021 Weekend. [Scroll below for training Schedule.]

If you, or someone you know is affected by someone incarcerated and have an interest in attending a Kairos Outside Weekend, please contact Michelle Pritchett

This is such a rewarding ministry!

From the tears, emotional testimonies and appreciation expressed by our Weekend graduates at closings of all three of our Weekends, it is obvious that the guests benefited immensely. Kairos Outside of Delmarva extends their sincere thanks to everyone who prayed for our #3 Weekend, held in October.

Read more about Kairos Outside Ministry.


Virden Retreat Center in Lewes, DE

Changing Hearts . Transforming Lives . Impacting the World


April 2021 Weekend


Meetings are held on Saturdays, 9:00a-4:00p at Conley's United Methodist Church in Lewes DE. 

Dates have not yet been scheduled.

       For more information about our team formation training, please contact Carol Craig.



Tentative Reunion Schedule

WHEN:   Saturday, September 12 or 19, 2020 [TBD],  10:00a - Noon

WHERE:  Conley's United Methodist Church Picnic Pavilion, Lewes DE

All former and current Kairos Outside participants and their families are invited, as well as anyone interested in learning more about Kairos Outside ministry! (What better opportunity to learn first-hand from those who have served as a volunteer or been a guest on a Kairos Weekend? We welcome your questions.)

Kairos Outside holds reunions quarterly. Hopefully, all participants are able to attend and keep in touch with friends they met on their Weekend, as well as meet new friends from earlier Weekends.


Held on Saturdays from 10:00 - Noon

Conley's United Methodist Church

33106 Jolyns Way, Lewes DE

Save the dates now!  


November 14th [Location/Method TBD]

awesome reunion!

Kairos Outside's Reunion, held November 9th, 2019, at Conley's UMC, was fabulous! We had a great turnout and wonderful sharing! 


Kairos Outside of Delmarva would like to thank all of our benefactors for their generosity in supporting our Weekends.

Donations from individuals, organizations and businesses are heartwarming and enable us to continue this rewarding ministry. 

We would like to especially thank both Applebee's and Chick-fil-A for their generosity in donating meals for team members and guests of Weekends #1 in October 2018, #2 in April 2019, and #3 in October 2019. Bless you!

advisory council

Kairos Outside of Delmarva's Advisory Council:

Chair - Mary Thomson

Vice Chair - Toi Chambers

State Representative - Diane Donohue

Secretary - Judy Evans

Donor Coordinator - James Van Der Wall

Treasurer - Carol Martin

Facility Coordinator - unfilled

Outreach/Recruiting Coordinator - Susan Davis

Agape Coordinator - Francine Tate-Taylor, Michelle Pritchett

Fundraising Coordinator - Unfilled

Head Spiritual Director - Gardenia Dixon

Continuing Ministry Coordinator - unfilled

Supply Coordinator - Francine Tate-Taylor