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 #6 was held November 17-19, 2023. 

It was evident our Guests surely felt God's love!

Next Weekend: November 15-17, 2024

Download Team Application

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  sometimes 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 Anne WaplesWeekend Leader for November 2024, or if you or someone you know is affected by incarceration and have an interest in attending a Kairos Outside Weekend, contact Lois Brooks.  

(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 of all six of our Weekends to date, it is obvious that the guests benefited immensely. 

Donations from individuals, organizations and businesses are heartwarming and enable us to continue this rewarding ministry. Kairos Outside of Delmarva would like to thank all of our benefactors for their generosity in supporting our Weekends: 

Conley's United Methodist Church

Applebee's Restaurant, Lewes DE

Mr  P's Pizza, Lewes DE

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, Lewes DE

Your generosity has made it possible for us to hold Kairos Outside Weekends !

Kairos Outside of Delmarva extends sincere thanks to everyone who prayed for our #6 Weekend, held in November 2023, and thank you in advance for your prayers for our upcoming Weekend, November 15-17, 2024.

Read more about Kairos Outside Ministry.


Changing Hearts . Transforming Lives . Impacting the World

Upcoming Weekend #7*  

November 15-17, 2024

              Anne Waples   -     Weekend #7 Leader         

           Lois Brooks  -    Observing Leader #1

      Team Formation Meetings

       Meeting #1:     Sep 14, 2024  

         Meeting #2:     Sep 21, 2024   

      Meeting #3:     Oct 05, 2024

       Meeting #4:     Oct 19, 2024

        Meeting #5:    Nov 02, 2024

 (Core Team only :    Aug 31, 2024)


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

Weekend event is held at Virden Retreat Center in Lewes DE

       For more information about our team formation training, please contact Anne Waples.

* Weekend #7, previously scheduled for April 19-21, 2024, was postponed due to an inadequate number of team volunteers able to participate. We are looking forward to forming a robust team for November 2024!



          Next Reunion!:           May 04, 2024

Conley's Methodist Church

33106 Jolyns Way, Lewes, DE

10:00 - Noon

2024 Schedule

August 17, 2024

November 23, 2024

It's a wonderful time to get together with new and old friends!

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.


A special Thank You to our benefactors who have so generously supported our Weekends with meals: 

Applebee's of Lewes DE  

Mr P's Pizza, Lews DE

Capriotti's, both of Lewes DE

Bless you for your generosity and thank you so much!


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!

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  - Trish Dickerson

Agape Coordinator - Michelle Pritchett

Fundraising Coordinator - unfilled

Head Spiritual Director - Susan Davis

Continuing Ministry Coordinator - Victoria Lee-Bland