kairos OUTSIDE

Supporting women whose lives have been impacted

by the incarceration of family members or friends.

(See video of testimonials below)

KO #2 WEEKEND - APRIL 12-14, 2019

KO of Delmarva extends their sincere thanks to everyone who prayed for our very first Kairos Outside Weekend, October 19-21, 2018.

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, email 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 contact  Mary Thomson.  We are now accepting applications for our April Weekend. [Scroll below for training Schedule.]

If you are affected by someone incarcerated and have an interest in attending a KO Weekend, please contact Marie Van Der Wall.

Read more about Kairos Outside Ministry.

Guest Registration 

Team Application


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    Georgetown Presbyterian Church, Georgetown DE

                                                                    February 16th:   9:00 - 3:30   Grace United Methodist Church, Millsboro DE

                                                                    March 2nd:         9:00 - 3:30   Faith Hope Love Church, Milford DE

                                                                    March 16th:       9:00 - 3:30   Georgetown Presbyterian Church, Georgetown DE

                                                                    March 30th:        9:00 - 3:30   Grace United Methodist Church, Millsboro DE                                                                                                           April 6th:            9:00 - 1:00   Faith Hope Love Church, Milford DE

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

advisory council

Kairos Outside Delmarva's Advisory Council:

Chair - Marie Van Der Wall

Vice Chair - Toi Chambers

State Representative - Laurie Lipsey

Secretary - Carol Craig

Donor Coordinator - Mary Thomson

Treasurer - Catherine Young

Outreach/Recruiting Coordinator - Miyoshi Tunnell

Fundraising Coordinator - Ellen Werner/Mary Beth Palkon-Krytzer

Agape Coordinator - Antonia Akin/Lynette Johnson

Head Spiritual Director - Gardenia Dixon

Continuing Ministry Coordinator - Barbara Fagley