Evelyn Lemly is the CEO of Kairos Prison Ministry International, where she has been a catalyst for positive change since January 2013. Evelyn embraces a
vison and makes it reality through her sound decision making. She is an inspirational leader respected for her incredible work ethic and integrity. Evelyn
earns a seat at the table wherever she serves.
Under her leadership the ministry currently serves in nearly 500 institutions and communities throughout the world sharing God's love and forgiveness to those affected by incarceration.
Evelyn's experience spans the corporate and nonprofit ministry sectors in areas of executive leadership, strategic planning, program and business development, fundraising, marketing and communications including brand innovation, creative development and media relations. Her passion for the ministry is demonstrated by her tireless work on behalf of men, women, youth and their families affected by incarceration. She serves on the advisory board and is Treasurer of the Correctional Ministries and Chaplain Association. She also serves in the Lausanne Correctional Ministries Leaders Group and on the advisory board of The Institute for Prison Ministries, a department of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College. She participates and hosts the Fourth Day Ministries annual forum and also serves as Secretary on the Executive committee of COPE, the Coalition of Prison Evangelist. She is a supportive and active leader in her church.
Evelyn earned her Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University and her MBA from Columbia Business School at Columbia University in New York.
Becky was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta. She worked on behalf of abused and neglected children serving as the CEO of the United Methodist Children's Home of Mississippi. After relocating to Florida in May of 2013, she continued working with the United Methodist Children's Home as CEO in Enterprise FL. Becky has over 20 years of experience working in the nonprofit industry. She received her Bachelors of Business Administration Degree from Belhaven University and in 2005 was selected as one of the top 50 leading business women in the state of Mississippi. Along with her leadership and extensive fundraising experience, she brings a vast knowledge in finance and accounting to the Kairos position. Becky lives in DeBary, FL with her son Ryan.
Craig was born in Lebanon, Indiana and attended Indiana University in Bloomington, receiving a BS in Microbiology and a Masters in Health Administration. His family moved to Florida and he stayed behind and worked in the Finance Office of the Indiana University School of Optometry for 22 years. He served in the local Emmaus & Chrysalis Communities for about 10 years, which led to serving on his first Kairos team in 2007. Since then he has served on two Advisory Councils, been an Ad Hoc member of the State Committee, led a Kairos Weekend, and been an AKT trainer from 2012 until 2017. He has been actively involved in Community Bible Study as a Teaching Director, as well as serving as an Assistant Teaching Director for an In Prison and Beyond Community Bible Study class in Plainfield, Indiana.
Gina was born in Annapolis, Maryland, but was raised all over the country as the daughter of a United States Marine. She attended college in North Carolina where she received a Bachelor's degree in History and Political Science and graduated with a certificate in Adoption from the Rutgers University School of Social Work. For the past 23 years she has worked as an International Programs Director and Domestic Adoption Coordinator for an adoption agency in Pennsylvania. She and her husband have six grown children, all adopted from Russia, and two granddaughters. She has been a Kairos volunteer for the past 7 years. She served on both Kairos Inside and Kairos Outside Weekends, was a member of the Advisory Council for the Maryland Correctional Institute for Women, and most recently served as the State Committee Chairman for Maryland Kairos.
Kevin is a native of Indiana and attended grade school through college in Indianapolis. Before moving to Florida in August of 2005, he worked in city government for 25 years in the positions of Assistant Director/Youth Program Counselor for the Summer Youth Work Program, District Superintendent for DPW/DOT, Affirmative Action Manager, Special Projects Manager and Contract Manager. He served as the Executive Director of Mentoring With A Mission, Inc., is an ordained minister and has served as a Youth Pastor and Pastor of Worship. Kevin has also served on various non-profit boards.
Julie was born and raised in Southern New Hampshire and lived in all the Northern New England states until she moved to Suffern, NY, to attend The Salvation Army College for Officer Training. Upon graduating and commissioning, she was appointed to Northwest Ohio where she served as pastor to a small church in North Baltimore, planted a coffeehouse ministry in Bowling Green, and administered the Adopt-A-Family program in Toledo. After the birth of her first daughter, she became a Family Teacher (houseparent) at Thornwell Home for Children in Clinton, SC. She resided with 8 teenage girls and later worked with at-risk boys in Simpsonville. After the birth of her second daughter, she moved to Central Florida. She worked in churches as the business administrator and for private creative agencies as the accountant. Her passion for administration, integrity, and excellence directed her to complete her B.S. in Business Administration concentrating in Accounting. She resides in Central Florida with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys laughter and music with her family and visiting relatives in New England and Texas.
Diane was born in Patuxent River, Maryland and moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia in her early teens. She attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Public Relations. Diane has spent the last 20 years working as a Marketing and Communications Professional. She attends LifePoint Christian Church in Longwood, FL. She enjoys outdoor activities, specifically running, and has completed 8 marathons, 9 half marathons, and over 150 other races including obstacle course races. She also enjoys healthy cooking, travel, reading, meditation, and spending time with friends. She is newly married as of September 2017, and resides in Central Florida with her husband, Justin; italian greyhound, Raisy; and newly adopted pitbull-terrier mix, Sonny.
Thomas was born and raised in North Central Florida. His mother was a Warden at 3 correctional institutions in the state of Florida. He grew up in the shadow of Union Correctional Institution which boasts one of the longest running Kairos Inside programs. He brings a unique perspective to the ministry as he has not only grown up around incarceration, but also one of his first jobs was working as a correctional officer. He is currently attending Faith Christian University in Winter Park, FL where he will graduate in 2018 with his A.S. in Bible and Theology. He has been married for 9 years to his beautiful wife, Lisa. They have 3 children together and live in Deltona, FL and attend Trinity Church.
Andy was born in Hamburg, Germany, and moved to Windham, Connecticut at age 9. She attended Eastern Connecticut State University to study Psychology then moved to Florida. She has worked administratively for over 30 years and received her AS in Graphic & Web Design in 2011 from DeLand Technical College. She has worked in higher education and the continuing education industries for over 8 years before joining Kairos in 2018. She is passionate about animals and rescuing dogs. She currently lives in Deltona with her adult son and two rescue dogs, Isaiah and Paige.
Monika was born and raised in the Hudson River Valley area of New York and moved to Florida shortly after high school. She has worked as an Executive Assistant for many years, most recently at Ligonier Ministries and has a strong background in HR. She also worked for Digital Equipment Corporation where she developed a love of working with computers. She joined Kairos Prison Ministry in March of 2016. Monika loves animals, and volunteers with animal rescue efforts in her neighborhood. She lives in Deltona, has a grown daughter, a grandson, and a Pekingese dog named Bailey.
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