Immediate Job Openings: Two Prison Chaplains and One Development Assistant

  •  March 22, 2017

Two Immediate Prison Chaplaincy Vacancies   GraceInside (Virginia’s Prison Chaplain Service) has two immediate prison chaplaincy vacancies. Both are part-time positions (87 hours per month or approximately 20 hours per week). Keen Mountain Correctional Center in Buchanan County, VA. Bland Correctional Center in Bland County, VA. Qualified candidates (1) must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university; (2) must have a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or equivalent degree from an accredited seminary; (3) must be ordained by … Read more »

GraceInside Announces Chaplaincy Changes at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women

  •  January 30, 2017

As God calls Chaplain Vera Rhyne to retirement, mid-February, a new chaplain will take the helm at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women.  Chaplain Lorrie Wajciechowski will begin her service in training with Chaplain Rhyne and take over solo on February 20th. We wish Chaplain Rhyne Godspeed and thank her for her many years with GraceInside. We celebrate what God has accomplished through her at James River Correctional Center and Fluvanna, as well. Chaplain Lorrie transfers to FCCW from Buckingham Correctional … Read more »

GraceInside in the Catholic News!

,   •  November 17, 2016

Here is an article written by our own Board member Deacon Charles Williams! You can link it here – or read a very slightly edited version here. Prison ministry offers hope to men and women living in Virginia’s prisons “Ninety percent of all people incarcerated today are going to get out. That is precisely why we need to support our chaplains. They are the ones who have answered the call to be the face of Christ to our incarcerated sisters … Read more »

From the Parish News: Ukeucharist!

  •  September 7, 2016

GraceInside prison ministry receives over $2000 from Ukecharist   St. Michael’s, Bon Air, and St. David’s, North Chesterfield, raised over $2000 on August 14 for GraceInside, the non-profit that supplies chaplains to Virginia’s prisons. The annual “Ukecharist” – a ukulele-based worship service. The sermon was from an incarcerated member of St. David’s, Matthew Harper. You can find his sermon here and a recording here. If you’re looking for a way to answer Christ’s call to visit those in prison, be … Read more »

A Love Story – An Innocent Man and a Leap of Faith – David and Linda Boyce

  •  June 9, 2016

From our Impact Update: David Boyce served 23 years in Virginia’s prisons for a crime 42 pieces of DNA evidence proved he didn’t commit. Released in 2013, he shares a snippet of his story. Dave, most of us cannot wrap our minds (or hearts) around what you’ve been through.  How did you make it through? “For the first 10 years, I tried to do it in my own power. I came to the end of myself. I was at the … Read more »

Testimonial: “Life changing” seems like an exaggeration…”

  •  April 27, 2016

“Life changing” seems like an exaggeration.  If I hadn’t had such a negative mindset before, it would be. It does not matter how my feelings came to be or how my heart had become so hardened, just that they were.  I prayed that God would not let me lose my last bit of hope of softening the callus forming within me toward his people.  In walked “Hope” and I walked out a different person.  Rev. Litchfield’s words spoke directly to … Read more »

Worth Shouting About! GraceInside and Faith Based Re-Entry – 0% Recidivism!!!!

,   •  March 22, 2016

What are we doing to help people re-enter society after incarceration?  At Deep Meadow Correctional Center, Chaplain David Cheyne is not only the chaplain but also GraceInside’s Faith Based Reentry Manager, who oversees a program of 24 men that work together with volunteers for a full year prior to release.  In the history of our FBRE program, we are busting at the seams with pride that NONE of the men who have completed the program have returned to prison.  Zero. … Read more »

Whatever happens to kids whose parents are incarcerated?

  •  March 16, 2016

This!  This is the daughter of a now-released woman.  They have reconnected and are doing well. God can and does heal broken people and broken relationships! http://m.voanews.com/a/acts-random-kindness-troubled-youth-hopelessness-helping-others/3236436.html Incidentally, this young woman, Cordelia Cranshaw, is seeking a platform for her message by competing in the Ms DC United States 2016 pageant. You can read more about it here:  https://www.gofundme.com/cordeliacranshaw Read more »

Reform—ation!

  •  January 28, 2016

Like the National Council of Churches, we see the need to pursue justice, love mercy and walk humbly. We value these changes and wonder if we will continue to follow suit as people of God and as a Commonwealth. http://nationalcouncilofchurches.us/ncc-applauds-new-rules-on-solitary-confinement-life-sentences-for-juveniles/ Read more »

Prison Ministry at River North Making Headlines!

  •  November 29, 2015

The family at GraceInside loves to partner with others and share when that partnership saves lives!  Read on to learn about how Kairos and Chaplain RB Anderson are working together to change lives forever! http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/ministry-brings-hope-prisoners Read more »