Chaplain Spotlight: Donna Smith

Greensville Correctional Center, S-2 “My first full-time appointment as a Methodist pastor was in a small rural town.  I served the church there for four years.  Unfortunately, when my time for re-appointment came, only a part-time pastor position was available.  That meant I was back to being a bi-vocational pastor (serving a church part-time and possibly […]

Report of GraceInside’s 2022 Christmas Campaign: “What Can I Give Him?”

GraceInside’s annual Christmas Campaign was quite successful.  The theme was “What Can I Give Him?” (taken from the old Christmas carol “In the Bleak Midwinter”).  As usual, the campaign went out as a mailed paper appeal packet (with a special Christmas bookmark enclosed), as weekly e-blasts (email messages/stories/pictures) to our donors, as weekly Facebook posts, […]

GraceInside at the Annual Conference of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

GraceInside was privileged to attend and display at the Annual Conference of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, held November 17-19, 2022 in Arlington, VA.  Rev. Lois Carter (Outreach & Community Relations Manager) headed up our staff delegation at this event, accompanied by Mr. Lee Hargrave (Office Manager & Executive Assistant).  President Rev. J. Randy Myers […]

Annual Chaplains Training Retreat Held at Roslyn Conference Center in November 2022

What a homecoming for GraceInside’s Chaplains and Staff!!! Due to the pandemic, it had been almost three years since the last Annual Chaplains Training Retreat. This 3-day retreat was at the Roslyn Retreat Center off of River Road in Richmond, VA on Wednesday-Friday, November 2-4, 2023. As usual, we had a wonderful mix of practical […]

Chaplains Cauthorne & Reagan Attend ACCC Annual Convention

Chaplains Clifton Cauthorne (Red Onion State Prison) and Randy Reagan (Wallens Ridge State Prison) traveled to the American Council of Christian Churches’ Annual Convention held on October 25-27, 2022 in Carlisle, PA.  The ACCC is their endorsing agency. Chaplain Cauthorne shared with us:  “It was a blessing and encouragement to be in general sessions and […]

GraceInside at the Dover Baptist Association’s Missions & Ministry Fair

GraceInside is always on the move. The Dynamic Duo (Rev. Randy Myers, President, and Rev. Lois Carter, Outreach & Community Relations Manager) were joined by Office Manager/Executive Assistant Mr. Lee Hargrave (who Randy calls “the brains behind GraceInside”) at the Dover Baptist Association’s Missions & Ministry Fair, held on Sunday afternoon, October 23, 2022, at […]

Powerful KAIROS Closing at Pocahontas State Correctional Center

During the weekend of October 22, 2022, Chaplain Darrell Hunley and and the Kairos Team at Pocahontas State Correctional Center offered the traditional “open mic” segment of the Kairos Closing to the inmate program participants/graduates.  The Holy Spirit moved in a powerful way, helping 16 inmates to express how God had moved in their lives […]