Supporting women whose lives have been impacted by the incarceration

of family members or friends.

(See video of testimonials below)

   Upcoming Weekend! 

KO #3 WEEKEND - OCTOBER 18-20, 2019

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Our next Kairos Outside Weekend is October 18-20, 2019 in Lewes Delaware. 

For more information, email Marie Van Der Wall or 302-249-7897.

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  Marie Van Der Wall.  We are now accepting applications for our October 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 Carol Craig.

This is such a rewarding ministry!

From the tears, emotional testimonies and appreciation expressed by our Weekend graduates at closings of our first two Weekends, October and April, it is obvious that the guests benefited immensely. Kairos Outside of Delmarva extends their sincere thanks to everyone who prayed for our #2 Weekend, held April 12-14, 2019

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Read more about Kairos Outside Ministry.


October 18-20, 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. 

August 24, 2019 - 9:00a - 4:00p -        Plantation Lakes Clubhouse, Millsboro

August 31, 2019 - 9:00a - 4:00p -       Conley's United Methodist Church, Lewes

September 14, 2019 - 9:00a - 4:00p - New Covenant Presbyterian Church

September 21, 2019 - 9:00a - 4:00p - Holy Spirit Anglican Church

October 12, 2019 - 9:00 - 5:00p -        Conley's United Methodist Church, Millsboro

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


                                                                                             click to print schedule


WHEN:   Saturday, November 9, 2019,  10:00a - Noon


All former and current Kairos Outside participants and their families are invited,

as well as anyone interested in learning more about Kairos Outside ministry!

Kairos Outside hold 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 subsequent Weekends.

FUTURE REUNIONS - Save the dates now!

Saturday, November 9, 2019 . 10:00a - Noon [Location TBD]                                    Saturday, February  8, 2020   . 10:00a - Noon [Location TBD]

Saturday, May 9, 2020  . 10:00a - Noon [Location TBD]

Saturday, August 8, 2020   . 10:00a - Noon [Location TBD]

Saturday, November 14, 2020  . 10:00a - Noon [Location TBD]


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 and Weekend #2 in April 2019.

advisory council

Kairos Outside of Delmarva's Advisory Council:

Chair - Mary Thomson

Vice Chair - Toi Chambers

State Representative - Marie Van Der Wall

Secretary - Carol Craig

Donor Coordinator - James Van Der Wall

Treasurer - Karen Williams

Facility Coordinator - Carol Martin

Outreach/Recruiting Coordinator - unfilled

Agape Coordinator - Francine Tate-Taylor, Michelle Pritchett

Fundraising Coordinator - Laurie Lipsey

Head Spiritual Director - Gardenia Dixon

Continuing Ministry Coordinator - unfilled