Staff & Board of Trustees


Rev. J. Randy Myers

Randy joined the GraceInside staff in 2006 as Vice President and Religious Advisor after spending 16 years working for the Virginia Department of Corrections. At the DOC Randy served as a Counselor, Social Worker/Substance Abuse Therapist, Counselor Supervisor and Statewide Counselor Trainer. Randy is an ordained Baptist minister. In 2012 Randy was made President of GraceInside.
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Director of Operations

Mr. John Vance

John comes to GraceInside with over 30 years experience in the private and government sectors. John became involved in prison ministry through Kairos Prison Ministry International fifteen years ago. Serving in several prisons as a volunteer for Kairos, as a group leader and as a Lay-chaplain, John is also a certified Stephen Minister and completed both the University of the South’s Education for Ministry (EFM) program and the Pastoral Care and Counseling Program at Richmond Hill.  John shares that GraceInside is a perfect match for his passion for prison ministry and processes.
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Religious Advisor

Mr. Bernie Morris

Bernie works full-time at the Virginia Department of Corrections headquarters in Richmond, VA where he serves as Religious Advisor to the Department of Corrections and as a liaison between GraceInside and the department. As Religious Advisor Bernie reviews and researches offender requests for recognition of new faith groups, requests for faith objects, literature, etc. Bernie submits recommendations to the DOC’s Faith Review Committee (FRC). He also helps train new chaplains in the beliefs and practices of various faith groups and on DOC policies and procedures.

Office Administrator

Mr. Lee Hargrave

Lee joined the GraceInside family on July having served 35 years at Southampton and Greensville Correctional Centers. Lee clerked for various chaplains for 20 years. He credits those chaplains with keeping him current and helping him through the worst of times with divinely-inspired “Grace Inside.” With his long history of working with chaplains and his experience with prison ministry, Lee is well-acquainted with our administrative needs. He is profoundly grateful to work for GraceInside, and finds that his journey has brought him full circle on both sides of the fence.

Board of Trustees

The GraceInside Board of Trustees is made up of representatives from our denominational partners and community members at large. 
Board Members are elected to one three-year term and may serve two successive terms.


Rev. Dr. Wm Eric Jackson, Chair

Mrs. Pat F. Carrawaino, R.N., Vice-Chair

Rev. Barbara Sadtler, Treasurer

James T. Bailey, Esq., Counsel


Mrs. Emily A. Bailey, BGAV-Baptist

Rev. Deacon Christine Garcia, Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

Rev. Deacon Sally P. Gunn, Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

Rev. Marilyn A. Heckstall, VAUMC

Ms. Rachael Laustrup, Catholic Diocese of Virginia

Mrs. Marilyn McCarty, BGAV-Baptist

Rev. Deacon Linda Ricker, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia

Mr. Lindell Tinsley, Member-at-Large

Elder Dwain G. Warren, COGIC