The board of directors of Kairos Prison Ministry International in Winter Park, Fla., announces the appointment of Executive Director Evelyn Lemly to oversee work in 34 U.S. states and nine countries.
"The mission and focus of Kairos Prison Ministry International resonate with God's call on my life to serve," says Lemly. "I embrace the holistic approach of Kairos that has proven successful in bringing this important segment of our society to the knowledge of the love and mercy of Jesus Christ."
Lemly reportedly brings a diverse background to the ministry's efforts. She has experience in corporate business and nonprofits.
Kairos Prison Ministry International focuses on three strategic approaches. Kairos Inside brings the transformational grace of Christ within prisons through initial weekend meetings and, ultimately, accountability groups and mentoring. Volunteers with Kairos Outside, on the other hand, minister predominantly to female family members of the incarcerated and facilitate participants' re-entry into the outside world. Kairos Torch, the third approach, focuses on redirecting the values and life direction of youth offenders.
Lemly, who will be installed as the ministry's executive director on February 8, 2013, says, "I am eager to build on the success of the work God has accomplished through His servants at Kairos. With his help, as we go forward, we will make an even greater impact on people for Christ."