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ODOC Volunteer NEWS_July 2018.pdf

Good Day ODOC Volunteers!

Please find attached the third edition of the Oregon Department of Corrections Volunteer Newsletter for 2018. You will receive the newsletter quarterly, via email. Thank you for the important and inspirational services you have provided to the Adults in Custody and people of Oregon through the years. This newsletter will share information important for our Volunteer team members to know. Please feel free to send us questions to be addressed in future editions as well as article suggestions. Thank you again for your ongoing effort to bring hope, healing and healthy attitudes into the correctional institutions throughout our state.

Safe Travels,

Lavon Starr Meyers

ODOC Volunteer Program Rep.

82911 Beach Access Rd.

Umatilla, OR 97882



DOC Volunteer NEWS_July 2018.pdf


TESTIMONY T-SHIRT WINNER! — Post on By Danny Duchene.

Hi Inside Community! In case you haven’t heard, this year’s Testimony T-shirt winner is Russel Clark. Russell is a CRI participant in Texas. His testimony will be on a small tag with every shirt sold at the 2018 Summits. What do you all think? Danny Duchene Pastor|National Director of CR Inside


House overwhelmingly passes prison education reform bill

House overwhelmingly passes prison education reform bill

WASHINGTON — The House by an overwhelming 360-59 vote passed a bipartisan reform bill Tuesday that provides more education for federal prisoners and gives them a second chance after their release.

Long Range Dates to Remember…

A list of upcoming events to think about attending:

CR Training Conference in Gig Harbor on March 10th.

CRI Quarterly (held in that same area), at the Trinity Church in Tacoma, April 7th.

Next, we are headed to Redmond, OR on July 7th with a Quarterly for those on the central & eastern side of Oregon.

Then we’re bringing the Quarterly to Eugene on October 6th at the Crossfire Church.

Next stop will be February in Salem

The Quarterly will return to Portland in April, 2019.

Thank you all for your dedication, integrity & energy!

In Christ we are strong,

Kent Whitaker
CRI NW Region Lead

‘Creating a bridge fromthe correctional CR to
the community CR.’

The NW CRI team is being hosted by Trinity Church CR in Tacoma, WA ( for our next Quarterly on April 7th. This will be a excellent opportunity for those in & around Tacoma to plug in to the most exciting ministry in America. Bring your community CR leadership teams because the CR Inside starts & ends at the community CR group & we need your involvement! Put April 7th at the CRI Quarterly on your calendar today.. questions? contact Richard ‭(253) 222-4749 or Nicole (503) 793-2177

Our last Quarterly on Feb 3rd at Horizon Church in Sherwood, OR was another amazing time of fellowship, encouragement, & enlightenment for those involved in this outreach. God knows His own, some of them are in a jail or prison cell today, CRI volunteers have answered His call to visit the incarcerated & invite them to join us. This is a ministry for the sincerely action-orientated CR person, those recovered in Christ who understand how important taking the CR program into the correctional setting is to the inmate & their family. But also as important is the person at the community CR group, who can reach out to the spouse & children of the prisoner & welcome them into our ‘forever family’! CR Inside is an local outreach, a local mission, of the Celebrate Recovery ministry & is wholly made up of CR members who are consistently attending a CR group, serious about their Christ centered recovery, & taking responsibility to help others in need.

We’ve attached a flyer for the April 7th CRI Quarterly in Tacoma, WA. Please get this to whoever at your CR group does the copying & see that a few copies are put out on your literature table. Also, if during Large Group an announcement could be made that would be awesome.. thank you for serving & walking in recovery today.

In Christ,

Kent Whitaker
CRI NW Region Lead

Nicole Antis
CRI Rep, Washington
(503) 793-2177

Richard Moody
CRI Rep, Washington
(253) 222-4749

Scott Patterson
CRI Rep, Oregon
(541) 848-8419

Dan Kelly
CRI Rep, Oregon
(503) 871-8382

Angie Kelly
CRI Rep, Oregon
(503) 269-0899

‘Creating a bridge from the correctional CR
to the community CR.’

CRI Quarterly:
Saturday, 4/7/2018
Trinity Church of Pierce County
4041 Tacoma Mall Blvd
Tacoma, WA 98409

CR OneDay Seminars:
Dallas, TX 3/3/18
Seattle, WA 3/10/18
Atlanta, GA 4/14/18
Washington DC 4/21/18
Lansing, MI 5/19/18

East Coast Summit 7/11-13/2018
West Coast CR Summit 8/8-10/2018

Event Registration, Tools & Group Finder:

CR Inside Information & Group Finder:

Alert! Quarterly Meeting Date Moved

Since the CR Training Event (OneDay) in Brentwood, CA was confirmed for January 27th, we needed to change our date for the Quarterly so as not to distract from their promotion & attendance. We just received confirmation from Horizon that we can have our Quarterly at the Sherwood campus on February 3rd. So the location is the same, 22240 SW Washington St, Sherwood, OR 97140, & the times are the same 10am to 3:30pm (doors open at 8am for set-up), but the date is now Saturday, February 3, 2018.

I hope that this is going to work for everyone, it’s been quite the challenge this time landing on a venue & date but we’re finally done with that part, & can now go ‘full speed ahead’ to promote this event & plan for the best Quarterly ever!

Here’s a new / updated flyer…  Sorry for the inconvenience if you’ve already had flyers made with the old date, but make sure that if you did, to pick them all up & throw them away!!

CRIQ 2-3-18