Your Support is needed!

April 26-29 Doug Evenden and Joe Gerstle will be joining about 30 other volunteers on a Kairos #19 Weekend at Warren Correctional Institution (WCI). Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit we will be bringing Christ’s love to 30 residents of WCI.

Kairos Prison Ministry is active in prisons in 37 states and nine countries in over 400 correctional facilities. During the Kairos weekend, volunteers serve as God’s instrument through which His love, grace and mercy are expressed to the participants in a real and profound way. You, too, can participate in this mission in a number of ways.


All Kairos cookies are home-baked, demonstrating that real people on the outside can see the inmates through the eyes of agapé love and have prayed for the inmates while baking the cookies. Each volunteer is asked to bring at least 90 dozen home-baked cookies to the weekend. Please consider baking 2 dozen or more cookies, putting 1 dozen in each bag. We need the cookies by April 24. There are specific instructions that have to be followed, so please pick up an instruction sheet and zip-lock bags from us between services.


Both the residents and the team members need your prayers. Please consider a commitment to prayer by signing the Prayer Vigil sheet.

Financial Contribution

It costs about $6,000 to put on a  weekend. A contribution of any amount would be appreciated. Make your check payable to “Kairos of Ohio.” Write “WCI” on the memo line and give to Joe or Doug.

Work on the kitchen team

All meals are prepared off-site at the New Freedom Church in Lebanon, and transported to the institution. Home-cooked food is another example of Christ’s agapé love. See one of us if you would like to be on the kitchen team or your small group would like to provide a meal.

Attend the closing

On Sunday afternoon, April 29, the closing is open to the public, but we need to submit your name well in advance. I promise that you will never forget the experience. Please see Joe or Doug if you wish to attend.

Thank you for being the wonderful, generous church that you are, and for demonstrating Christ’s love to “the last, the least and the lost.”