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 #4  was held May 27-29, 2022. 

It was an a truly awesome Weekend !

We are looking forward to our next Weekend,

October 21-23, 2022

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 Marie Van Der Wall, Weekend Leader for May 2022.

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 to date, it is obvious that the guests benefited immensely. Kairos Outside of Delmarva extends sincere thanks to everyone who prayed for our #3 Weekend, held in October 2019.

Read more about Kairos Outside Ministry.


Virden Retreat Center in Lewes, DE

Changing Hearts . Transforming Lives . Impacting the World


May 27-29, 2022 Weekend

Meeting #1:    April 2, 2022

Meeting #2:    April 9, 2022

  Meeting #3:    April 23, 2022

Meeting #4:    May 14, 2022

Meeting #5:    May 21, 2022


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

       For more information about our team formation training, please contact Marie Van Der Wall.



Next Reunion:                 Saturday, June 18, 2022

Conley's Methodist Church

33106 Jolyns Way, Lewes, DE

2022 Reunion Schedule

August 2, 2022

November 19, 2022

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.

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 all our Kairos Outside Weekends . Bless you!

advisory council

Kairos Outside of Delmarva's Advisory Council:

Chair - Mary Thomson

Vice Chair - Toi Chambers

Donor Coordinator- Diane Donohue

Secretary - Carol Martin

Treasurer - unfilled

Facility Coordinator - Richelle Marvel

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