BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Glenn Kimbrough
Glenn has lived in western Colorado for a total of 25 years, eight years working as Oil Shale Project Manager for Ashland Oil and returning in 2000 after retiring from Ashland Oil’s retail marketing division as Director of Environmental, Health and Safety. Glenn received his BS degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Alabama and later became a registered Professional Engineer. He has served in prison ministry for 12 years and has been involved in Young Life for over 35 years. He attends the non-denominational Mustard Seed church in Palisade, CO. where he serves as an elder and teacher.
Vice President: Daniel Tyler
Daniel is a native of Colorado, having received his BS degree in Sociology from CSU in Pueblo. He served as a Military Policeman with the US Army, Deputy Sheriff and Counselor for El Paso County, CO. and before retiring, taught Social Studies for 26 years at Montrose High School. In addition to serving in prison ministry at Delta since 2004, Dan is Commander of the American Legion Post in Montrose and has been commissioned as a Chaplain by the Crossroads Assembly of God church, where he currently attends.
Liaison: Bill Bennett
Bill is a true native of western Colorado and lives in
Montrose. He received a BS degree in Biology from CSU and an MS degree in Biology from the University of New Mexico. He is a retired U.S. Navy Captain and also a retiree from the State of NM and City of Albuquerque in Public Health and Environmental Management. After retirement, Bill volunteered as a firefighter for13 years, including three years as Fire Chief and Training Officer. He has served for 22 years in Kairos prison ministry at the Delta Correctional Center, most of that time as Liaison to the Chaplain and Staff. Bill was a founding member of All Saints Anglican Church in Montrose, where he currently worships.
Secretary: Michael Heidel
Michael was born and raised in Grand Junction, CO. After spending six years in California in the Marine Corps, he moved back to Grand Junction and has been there for 29 years. After being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, Michael pursued advanced education in Theology, Microsoft and Inventory Control. In addition to being a Christian pastor, for the past 18 years he has worked as an FDA Inspector for Mesa County Public Health. Michael supports the local community through involvement with organizations including Transform Our World, Share Fest, food distribution for Food Bank of the Rockies and for the past three years, doing prison ministry at the Delta Correctional Center. Michael and his wife attend Enjoy Church, a non-denominational Christian fellowship.
Treasurer: Reverend Gary Way
Gary moved to the Ridgway area in early 2017. He received a BS degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Saint Martin's College in Lacey, WA and a Master in Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA. He is a retired Army Major and a retired Supervisor Program Analyst (GS15) from the Department of the Army. Since moving to Colorado he served as a voluntary hospital chaplain and supply priest. Charis #1 (April 2018) was his first prison ministry program at the Delta Correctional Center. He worships at All Saints Anglican Church in Montrose.
Gene was born a Texan but has lived on the western slope of Colorado for the past 40 years. After graduating from high school, Gene entered and graduated from technical school, and has since chosen a lifetime career as an industrial electrician. Gene and his wife are volunteers in the San Juan Chapter of Compassionate Friends, a group dedicated to providing support to bereaved families after the death of a child. Both are members of the Calvary Baptist Church in Delta where Gene serves on the worship team. Both Gene and Vicky have been involved in prison ministry at DCC for ten years.
Brad has been a resident of Delta for the last 42 years. He received his BA degree from Baylor University and his JD degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He then served four years active duty in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps. Upon his return to Colorado, he entered the private practice of law in Delta, later serving as Delta County Attorney for 21 years. Since retirement, Brad serves as part-time municipal judge in Paonia and occasionally in Delta. Brad is active in the Delta community through the Delta Rotary Club, Drug Free Delta County, and the Abraham Connection homeless shelter. Brad and his wife have both been involved in prison ministry at DCC for 10 years and both are active members of Calvary Baptist Church in Delta.
The Charis Prison Ministry of Delta, CO. has been walking alongside prisoners for over 25 years. We’ve witnessed firsthand the saving grace of our living God. We’ve got a great story to tell—one of redemption and transformation—and we’d like to share this story with you. Presenters are now available to speak to churches, community organizations, or any other interested groups about the Charis Prison Ministry.
This is an opportunity to learn about the Delta Correctional Center (DCC) where Charis is currently serving, details about the Charis weekend, the follow-up program for those who attended a Charis weekend, how we encourage continued growth after release and how to get involved.
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