KPMI Board of Directors
Vicki Spurgeon (OK), Chair
||Vicki Spurgeon is the mother of one young adult and has made Lawton,
Oklahoma her home for 26 years. She has served as managing attorney of the Great Plains
Child Support Office since 1985 and continues in that role with Great Plains Improvement
Foundation, the local Community Action Agency. St. Paul's United Methodist Church is
her church home where she serves as Lay Leader. Vicki has a passion to serve in mission.
She has participated in seven Volunteer in Missions (VIM) journeys to locations in Kenya,
Rio Bravo Mexico, Alaska, Israel and Haiti and been team leader for five VIM's for groups
to Israel, Haiti, and Cookson Hills in Oklahoma. She is a certified lay speaker and has
led services, devotions and other worship opportunities upon invitation by churches, UMW,
and study groups. She teaches Sunday School and adult bible studies (with emphasis on
women's studies) and participates in others for personal spiritual growth. Vicki is a
member of the Great Plains Emmaus Community, and has served as Community Lay Director
as well as having participated in and spoken at many of the women's weekends and as Lay
Director for Great Plains Women's Walk to Emmaus #44. Since 2003 Kairos Prison Ministry
has been a huge part of her life. She participates in and mentors at Southwest Oklahoma
Juvenile Center in Manitou. She has served at all levels of the ministry and chaired the
local Advisory Council and the Oklahoma State Chapter Committee. Before being elected to
the Board of Directors, she was the Oklahoma International Council Representative where she
served as chair of the Ministry Coordination Committee.
Don Setterlof (IN), Vice Chair for Operations
||"What excites me the most about serving in the Kairos Ministry is the
fact the it ignites my passion to do what Christ said, and that is to go out and make disciples."
That has been the motivation for Don since 2006 as he has served in a variety of capacities with
Kairos Inside at the Pendleton Correctional Facility. Don and his wife Margie reside in Fishers,
Indiana. They are the proud parents of 5 adult children and 11 grandchildren. In his first
career as an educator, he was an elementary teacher for 9 years and an elementary principal for
25 years. Now in his second career in the not for profit world, Don serves as an Area Director for
Scholarship America/Dollars for Scholars. Don believes that his Great Banquet weekend at the
Indianapolis Great Banquet in the fall of 1999 was a real turning point in his life, for not
only himself, but also for his marriage and their walk with the Lord. In addition to serving on
numerous Great Banquet teams, he is also a member and attends Northview Christian Church, where
he serves on the greeting/usher team. When he is not spending time with family, grandkids and his
career, Don enjoys traveling, water activities and spending time in his home state of
Minnesota. As a board member, it is Don's desire to be His servant, to assure the Kairos
Ministry continues to make an impact on those we serve as well as those serving.
Von Brister (MS), Vice Chair for Planning
||Von began his Kairos ministry service in 2005 and has served in
leadership roles in every level of the ministry. He led a Kairos weekend in 2006,
served as his Advisory Council Representative to the State Chapter Committee, served
as the Misssissippi State Chair and served for 3 years on the International Council
and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2015. Von has regularly been asked to
support re-organizing Advisory Councils in Florida and recruiting efforts in Louisiana,
Florida and Mississippi. Von has a servant's heart and has stepped up to serve in many
capacities. He received his business management degree from Copiah-Lincoln Community
College in 1957. He has been married to his wife Peggy since 1983 and they have 4
children, 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Von resides in Biloxi Mississippi
and is retired from the Heavy-duty truck sales and service management.
Terry Crockett (IN), Treasurer
||Mr. Terry Crockett makes his home in Carmel Indiana and Naples Florida.
He graduated from Indiana University and has been married for 45 years with two adult
children and one grandson. He retired from the food industry after 37 years, with 28
years as a food broker. He is ordained as an Elder of the Presbyterian Church and served
on Session. He attended Zionsville Great Banquet in 1999, served on many teams and served
as Community Lay Director for 5½ years along with his wife. He served on his first
men's Kairos team in Indiana in 2004 and seven other number one weekends, both in Indiana
and Wisconsin. He has served in various leadership roles in Indiana including State Chapter
Committee Chair for two years and as a volunteer chaplain. He was elected to the Board of
Directors while serving as an At-Large member of the International Council and served on
several IC committees. He is currently serving facilities, both in Indiana and Florida;
and as an Advanced Kairos Training (Inside) Trainer. This ministry is a calling, as Jesus
said, "I chose you and appointed you to go and bear much fruit, the kind of fruit that
endures." John 15:16.
Barb Jensen (MD), Secretary
||Barb began her Kairos ministry service in 2005 in Maryland, initially as a
support team member for a Kairos Inside men's weekend and then as a Kairos Outside team member.
Since 2005, Barb has led several support teams for men's weekends, served as a
core team member for many Kairos Outside weekends culminating in her leading a Kairos Outside
weekend in 2014. Barb served as Advisory Council Chair for 3 years and has served on the
State Chapter Committee as the Kairos Outside representative. In 2014, Barb became an
Advance Kairos Trainer for Kairos Outside, traveling across the country meeting future leaders
and being inspired by their dedication. Barb was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2015
to fill a vacant position and was elected as the Board Secretary during the 2015 Annual Conference.
When not doing something involving Kairos, Barb and her husband Paul, enjoy
their retirement at home in central Pennsylvania watching the wildlife in their backyard or
volunteering at their local church.
David Garmus (FL)
||Dr. David Garmus served in various Council, Area, and Florida State
roles, twice as the Florida State Chair, before serving on the International Council,
KPMI Board, and Foundation Board. He served as a member of the KPMI Board Finance,
Audit, HR, and Location Committees, four years as the Vice Chair of KPMI responsible
for Long Range Planning, and as Vice Chair of the Foundation. Dr. Garmus stated: "It
was in Kairos that I found my faith strengthened by the power of the Holy Spirit; I
experienced and witnessed God's love, peace and joy during every correctional institution
visit. I have been truly blessed by God in serving Him." He has served in numerous
church leadership positions in administration, missions, finance, and fund raising.
He was an Alpha leader twelve times and attended Cursillo before becoming involved in
Kairos. Dr. Garmus was a Navy Supply Corps Officer and the Development Manager at the
CACI Design and Development Center before founding DDB Software and The David Consulting
Group. He serves as a Past President of the International Function Point Users Group and
as a Founding Director of Waste Not Want Not in Orange Park, FL. He received a BS from
UCLA; Honor Graduate recognition at Navy Supply Corps School; MBA from Harvard Business
School; DWS from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, and Certificates in
Team Leadership Development in Nonprofit Organizations, Board Governance, and
Fundamentals of Successful Fundraising from Rollins College.
Emma Jones (CA)
||Ms. Jones was a Federal Government employee for a number of years.
Shortly after relocating to California Ms Jones left the Government and worked for a
technology company that manufactured radar warning systems for the military. Currently
Ms Jones works for the social services agency in her county of residence. Emma has been
a Kairos Prison Ministry volunteer for over twenty years. She has been a team member on
both Outside and Inside weekends. Emma has been a weekend leader. She has served on the
Northern California Kairos Outside Advisory Council, and the California State Chapter
Committee. Emma was elected to the Kairos Board of Directors in 2012.
Larry (Buck) Rodgers (TX)
||Larry has served with Kairos Prison Ministry International since 1998.
He was involved in the new-start at the Jim Rudd Unit, and the Torch Harris County
Leadership Academy in Houston, TX. He held several positions as a Kairos Inside Weekend
Leader, clergy coordinator for Kairos of Texas, Kairos of Texas executive committee, and
International Council Representative. Kairos has been an integral part of his life and
it was in Kairos ministry that he found his faith renewed and the call to share Christ
love to all who have been impacted by incarceration. He was born in Dallas, TX and has
a beautiful wife Lillie and three children; he served in the U.S. Navy as a radioman
aboard a nuclear submarine during the Vietnam Era, and the Cold War. He is now a
Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank Engineer Technician and is certified in hazardous waste
material and a first responder in waste spill incidents. He attended Sunset International
Bible Institute; he has a Bachelor's degree in Christian Ministry from Wayland Baptist
University and is completing his Master of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary. He
attends Lakeridge United Methodist Church.
Kathleen Cabraja (AZ)
||Kathleen has been married to her husband Joseph for 51 years. They are
the parents of two adult children and have six grandchildren. She has a BS
in Education from Geneva College, an MLS from the University of
Pittsburgh and a JD from Duquesne University. Prior to practicing law she
taught in the public schools and a detention facility for delinquent and
dependent youth. She also was employed as an assistant county library
administrator and as a public relations representative for a private trade
school. During her work career she served on a number of non profit
boards, including Neighborhood Legal Services Association, Crimesolvers
of Beaver, Pa. and the Beaver County Bar Association. She served as
president of the Beaver County chapter of the National Organization for
Women focusing on enforcement of Title IX rights in the public school.
After practicing as a trial lawyer in Pittsburgh, she and her husband moved
to Arizona to be closer to family and to assist her elderly mother in her last
years. An early retirement afforded her the opportunity to engage in
numerous volunteer activities including working at All Faith Community
Services in Buckeye, Arizona; tutoring and training tutors for the Southwest
Valley Literacy Association which teaches English as a second language;
and serving on Kairos Outside of Phoenix teams and angeling at the first
KO in Flagstaff, AZ. She has been active in Kairos for seven years having
served on the Phoenix council and as a weekend leader. She currently
worships at Estrella Mountain Church and is actively involved in a weekly
bible study and prayer group. "Since being introduced to Kairos Outside by
a friend in a women's bible study group, I have become very passionate
about the ministry. I have witnessed its effectiveness, the impact on the
lives of guests as well as team members, and the personal growth in
women who have come back to serve on team. The ministry has greatly
enriched and expanded my prayer life as I have watched in awe as God
has touched the lives of the women we minister to and how He truly runs
the weekends and stands behind the leaders and team."
Lettie Carr (MD)
|| Chaplain Carr began her career as an
Associate Engineer with RCA. She is a graduate of Smith College, the
University of Michigan Law School, and both the CGC and COR Bible Institutes.
She went on to practice law with Piper and Marbury, Baltimore, Maryland;
serve as the coordinator for the National Bar Association Black Elderly
Legal Assistance Project; and eventually become a partner with the law
firm of Jessamy, Fort & Botts in Washington, D.C., before leaving the
practice of law to serve as Administrative Chaplain at Maryland Correctional
Institution for Women. She has served in that capacity since 1995 and
has the responsibility of managing and overseeing all religious educational
and worship activities, as well as providing counseling, preaching, and
teaching. Chaplain Carr currently serves as an Associate Pastor at the
First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Landover, Maryland. She is married and
has 2 children.
Karen Rayer (OR)
Karen has been active in Kairos Prison Ministry since 2010, following her
retirement from full-time work with International Bible Society (later Biblica),
where she served 17 years in communications and resource development.
Karen served with Kairos Inside in Colorado for 2½ years, serving as a
team member in various capacities, as Weekend leader in 2012, and as State
Treasurer. She moved to Portland, OR, in 2013 to live near her three children
and their spouses and her six grandchildren. Karen quickly became involved
with Kairos of Oregon, serving in Kairos Outside and as Oregon's International
Council Representative from 2014 to 2016. In 2016, she was elected to the
Kairos Board of Directors. Karen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from
Stanford University, and she continues her communications work as a contractor
for a Christian publisher. She is a member of Cedar Mill Bible Church in Portland, OR,
where she serves as a greeter, is involved in Bible studies, and is active with
the church's seniors group.
Lee Turner (GA)
Lee grew up in East Texas and after a career in the United States Air Force
and a 2nd career managing his computer consulting firm, he began a life of
service in Fourth-Day ministries. After completing the Walk to Emmaus in 2004,
Lee began serving in Kairos and The Walk to Emmaus. Lee served in the Georgia State Chapter Committee
and the International Council, eventually becoming the 4th
President of the International Council. He uses his talents in web design to
administrate the volunteer website www.MyKairos.org.
He is a competitive pistol and rifle shooter, traveling all over the United States to compete.
Lee has been married to his wife Jean since 1982 and they live in Valdosta, GA with their dog "AR."
They have 1 son and 1 grandson. Lee was elected to the Kairos Board of Directors in 2016.
Kelvin Thompson (GA)
Kelvin Thompson, resides in Alpharetta, GA with his family including 3 beautiful children
and is the Owner/President of Lord Thompson Enterprises, Inc., an automotive industries
related business. He formerly was an executive with Hewlett-Packard Corporation with over
25+ years in various business, sales/marketing and strategy/operations roles. He left HP in
2007 to acquire Perry's Auto Auction in Swainsboro, GA.
Mr. Thompson has been a lifelong community servant and volunteer including a former
Board member of Habitat for Humanity, N. Fulton GA. He has been an active Kairos Prison Ministry volunteer
since 2001 across the State of GA in various capacities. He and his family have attended Zion Missionary
Baptist Church in Roswell, GA which boasts one of the largest active Kairos communities in the U.S. He also
serves as a deacon and music director/worship leader at Zion. He has received numerous awards and
acknowledgements for his community and civic involvement.
Mr. Thompson attended Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio and continued his life-long learning
via graduate and management curriculums at the Goizueta Executive Development program at Emory University
and the Harvard Business School Executive Program, Boston, MA. Mr. Thompson has advised and serves as a
volunteer classroom lecturer for the Junior Achievement (JA) program of Georgia for their youth business
Ken Perduyn (AZ)
Ken is a native New Yorker whose professional career was wrapped up in
various financial positions taking him to Venezuela, New Mexico, Texas
and finally Arizona. He has a BA in Accounting from Queens College (NY)
and an MBA from University of Texas in Austin. He has been married to
Joan since 2000 and between them have 3 adult children, 7 grandchildren
and 2 great grandchildren, and live in Gilbert, Arizona. Ken was ordained
to the ministry in 2007 and currently serves a clergy role in Kairos Inside.
Beginning in 1986, Ken has served Kairos in several positions including
team leader (twice - TX and AZ), as Advisory Council Chair, State of Arizona
Chair, and International Council Representative. He has served in numerous #1 weekends
including #1 at La Victoria Prison in the Dominican Republic. Ken chaired the
recruitment committee 2014-2015. Very active on Kairos Inside teams, he is
currently serving at La Palma Correctional Center, a medium security prison in Eloy.
Ken is very passionate about his love for Jesus and Kairos. He serves his local
church (Central Christian Church of Arizona) as a Life Group Leader, prayer partner,
baptizer, soul care advisor and a volunteer staff person. Ken has been a part of a
short term mission's team to the Dominican Republic for over 10 years and provides
translation help to the team. He preaches at Red Rock Correctional Center on a fairly regular basis.
Joining the Board as a director in 2016, Ken seeks to "deny himself, pick up his
cross daily and follow Jesus." My mission is to please an audience of one - Jesus.
Steve Smith (AR)
Steve has had a lifelong love of the hills and streams of Arkansas and has
lived in Russellville since 1970. He was raised on the banks of the Buffalo
River where he camped and fished at every opportunity. He has been married
to Becky for 40 years, is father to Stacy and Andrew, and Pops to 4 grands.
He is a musician and has been leading music in the 1st United Methodist
church for the past 30 years and on Kairos Weekends for the past 20. He began
his Kairos journey in 1995 on Kairos #4 at the Pine Bluff Unit. He has served
in 2 adult facilities in Arkansas in many different capacities. He was part
of the Torch ministry for several years when it began in Arkansas and has
volunteered with Kairos Outside. He served on the State Chapter Committee
for 2 terms. He has been employed by AXA Advisors for 40 years as a financial
advisor in Russellville.
Steve loves music, fishing and canoeing, but defers to whatever his grandchildren
have in mind most of the time. He was working on an Emmaus weekend in the kitchen
in 1995 when he felt God calling him, in a way that he had never before experienced.
He was certain that this was something he was supposed to do and has never
regretted it for one moment. He counts Kairos as one of the biggest blessings of his life.
John Miller, International Council President, Ex-Officio
||John Miller has been a volunteer in Kairos of Indiana when it started in 1999
at the Indiana Women's Prison. He has held various offices within the state from Secretary to
Vice Chair. He helped start many of new Kairos communities in Indiana. He has been on several
Great Banquet teams serving as a team member and as Lay Director and Spiritual Director. He is
currently working with Pendleton Correctional facility, a maximum security prison in Pendleton,
Indiana. He is a Vietnam veteran and helped write the Vietnam Bonus Bill for Indiana and has
spoken to the American Legion post at Pendleton Correctional Facility. He is a retired Senior
Systems Analyst, graduating from Purdue University, who worked in the field for 41 years and
programmed and taught Artificial Intelligence. When he is not working in Kairos he finds time
to be working on finishing his courses for a Commissioned Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian
Church where he is Elder Commissioner. Before assuming the role of President of the International
Council, he co-chaired the Program Excellence Committee. He takes the motto of Listen, Listen,
Love, Love seriously and believes that when we do that, the Holy Spirit will step in and do the
work that we see so often.
Evelyn Lemly, Chief Executive Officer, Ex-Officio
||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 of
Correctional Ministries and Chaplain Association and 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.