At the recent 2022 National Conference, the Chair of the Board of Kairos Prison Ministry Australia (KPMA), Dr Vern Harvey, announced the appointment of Deborah Poulton as Chief Operating Officer of the ministry.
Dr Harvey told the Conference, “It is now time to focus all our attention on recommencing our programs inside Australian prisons (Kairos Inside) and those for family and friends of those incarcerated (Kairos Outside).
“Directors have been very productive over the fallow COVID years and have introduced changes to speed up the post-COVID return.
“To ensure a singular focus on assisting our 33 Regions recommence, we have appointed Deb as COO, with authority to provide every assistance a Region needs to recommence.
“Deb is the perfect choice for the role with a long history with the Kairos Outside program and has held various positions over her time with the ministry including her current role as a director and leader of our Ministry Growth Group,” Dr Harvey said.
KPMA is a volunteer Christian ministry which takes men and women inmates and their friends and families on a journey that demonstrates the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ and opens up new paths for those searching for new ways to live.
“When COVID made the future so uncertain, it became impossible to recruit volunteers. Now that uncertainty is lifting, it is time to open up our recruitment efforts again. We are back!” Dr Harvey said in his opening talk to the 2022 Conference.
About Kairos Prison Ministry
Kairos Prison Ministry Australia is an interdenominational Christian ministry reaching out to incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them; to bring sustainable meaning and hope in the place of loneliness, isolation and despair. Kairos is building Christian Community in response to the challenge issued by our Lord Jesus “I was in prison and you visited me” (Matthew 25:36) to share with inmates and their families the unconditional love of God. To enable a vision of the abundant life that a relationship with Jesus gives.
Kairos is a ministry where volunteers work together as the body of Christ and set aside denominational differences to serve together and to reveal to those incarcerated or affected by incarceration a vision of a new way to live.
KPMA is currently represented in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. There are also small representations in Victoria and Western Australia.
With thanks to Kairos Prison Ministry Australia.