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 #5  was held April 21-23. 

It was an a truly awesome Weekend !

We are looking forward to our upcoming Weekend,

November 17-19, 2023

(details below)

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, or someone you know is affected by someone incarcerated and have an interest in attending a Kairos Outside Weekend, please contact Mary Thomson, Weekend Leader for November 2023.  Scroll below for information about Team Formation meetings.

This is such a rewarding ministry! From the tears, emotional testimonies and appreciation expressed by our Weekend graduates at closings of all four of our Weekends to date, it is obvious that the guests benefited immensely. 

Kairos Outside of Delmarva extends sincere thanks to everyone who prayed for our #5 Weekend, held in April, and thank you in advance for your prayers for our upcoming Weekend, November 17-19, 2023.

Read more about Kairos Outside Ministry.


Changing Hearts . Transforming Lives . Impacting the World

    November 17-19, 2023 Weekend

   Mary Thomson:        Weekend Leader         

   Anne Waples:            Observing Leader #1

      Team Formation Meetings

       Meeting #1:    Sep 23, 2023

       Meeting #2:    Sep 30, 2023

       Meeting #3:    Oct 14, 2023

       Meeting #4:    Oct 28, 2023

       Meeting #5:    Nov 04, 2023

(Core Team only Mtg:     Sep 09, 2023)

April 19-21, 2024 Weekend 

   Anne Waples:          Weekend Leader


Meetings are held on Saturdays, 9:00a-4:00p in Lewes DE. 

Weekend is held at Virden Retreat Center in Lewes DE

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



          Next Reunion:                     August 19, 2023

Conley's Methodist Church

33106 Jolyns Way, Lewes, DE

Reunion Schedule

December 02, 2023

All former and current Kairos Outside participants and volunteers 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.)

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.


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 Applebee's and Chick-fil-A, who have generously donated meals for team members and guests for all of our Kairos Outside Weekends.  Meals for Weekend #5,  in April, were donated by Applebee's, Chick-fil-A and Mr. P's Pizza.

Bless you for your generosity!


We have been blessed! Karl Gude, our Kairos Inside volunteer built this beautifully crafted cross for Kairos Outside's chapel services on our Weekends. 

Karl even made it with cedar wood [as in the bible] and prayed while building it for us. We are so grateful.

Thank you so much Karl!

awesome reunion!

advisory council

Kairos Outside of Delmarva's Advisory Council:

Chair - Mary Thomson

Vice Chair - Toi Chambers  

Donor Coordinator - Diane Donohue

Secretary - Barbara Evans

Treasurer - unfilled

Facility Coordinator - unfilled

Outreach/Recruiting Coordinator - Cheryl McQueen

Agape Coordinator - Michelle Pritchett

Fundraising Coordinator - Viletta Newcomb-Pinder

Head Spiritual Director - Gardenia Dixon

Continuing Ministry Coordinator - Victoria Lee-Bland