Updated: Upcoming CR Inside Events for 2019

Happy New Year CRI Friends,

Wow time does move faster the older we get, not that any of us are getting older lol..

I wanted to get a current calendar of CRI events in front of you all so you can make plans to join us & join in the exciting CR Inside ministry.

Spirit Of Excellence (SOE).. an open & free Saturday CRI event that includes live worship, reports from many Correctional CR Groups, mini-monies &/or testimonies from former inmates or others significant to the CRI mission, specific trainings designed for CRI, open Q&A session, morning refreshments & a light lunch, & lots of great fellowship & networking!

February 2nd, 10am to 2:30pm Salem First Nazarene, 1550 Market St NE, Salem, OR 97301
Dan Kelly (503) 871-8382 Angie Kelly (503) 269-0899

April 13th, 10am to 2:30pm Faith Assembly Christian Center, 1800 N. Road 72, Pasco, WA 99301
Nicole Antis ‭(503) 793-2177 Scott Patterson (541) 848-8419

June 8th, 10am to 2:30pm Arlington Assembly Of God, 201 N Stillaguamish Ave, Arlington, WA 98223
Richard Moody (253) 222-4749‬ Scott Patterson ‭(541) 848-8419

July 13th, 10am to 2:30pm Word Of Victory, 645 SE Salmon Ave, Redmond, OR 97756
Scott Patterson (541) 848-8419

October 5th, 10am to 2:30pm Calvary Chapel, 1447 N Hwy 99, Cottage Grove, OR 97424
Dan Kelly (503) 871-8382 Angie Kelly (503) 269-0899

Home For Good In Oregon (HGO).. mentor training through the Religious Services of the Oregon Department Of Corrections. This is a great opportunity to be taught by an HGO Chaplain the challenges faced by an inmate transitioning back into the ‘outside’ community. Our community CR group offers the best place for the man or woman, who has decided to stay in recovery & out of trouble, to belong. The mission of CRI is to create a prepared CRI team right at the community CR group to respond to the transitioning individual & help them to be successful. In addition, our CR group will be where the re-entering individuals whole family can find a healthy Christian home too!
NOTE: This attend this training a registration is required so contact the person indicated to learn how to register.

January 19th, 8am to 3pm Eugene 1st Church of the Nazarene – 8th & Madison St, Eugene, OR 97402
Janet Striano (458) 210-1737‬

January 26th, 8am to 3pm Word Of Victory – 645 SE Salmon Ave, Redmond, OR 97756
Scott Patterson (541) 848-8419

March 2nd, 9am to 2pm Highland Christian Center – 7600 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213
Brian Marti (503) 806-1761‬

So these great events are confirmed & be available for you & your teammates to benefit from in 2019 & build your CRI Team. Attached is a flyer for the 1/19 HGO Training & the 2/2 SOE, please make copies for your Literature Tables & announce during Large Group.

Celebrate Recovery Training Conference (CRTC).. you’ve also probably heard that there is a CRTC coming to Vancouver, WA on March 23rd at the Crossroads Church, 7708 NE 78th St, Vancouver, WA 98662! This is where our National CR Team comes in to do the latest training for both the newcomer & ‘old-timer’ alike. This is a must for all of us who are serious about our recovery & about the CR ministry.
Register now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cr-training-conference-vancouver-wa-tickets-50714032035

All of us in the CRI ministry are praying for this incredible CR ‘forever family’ & that 2019 is a wonderful year of recovery through Jesus Christ one day at a time! Please let us know if there is anything that we can help you with.
In Christ,

Kent Whitaker
CRI NW Region Lead


Links to obtain the PDF documents referred to in the text below:


HGO Training 1.19.19.pdf
HGO Training 1.26.19.pdf


CRI Quarterly Calendared for April 2019 in Pasco!

Hey NW CRI Team & CR Leadership,

As some of you know our Quarterly meetings have really started getting great results for this ministry. The NW CRI ministry is bringing CR into many new correctional settings, including some youth facilities, & CRI teams are being formed in more of our community CR groups too! We know that God’s purpose in taking the CR program into the jail & prison is only half way done, connecting the inmate & their family to our community CR group finishes His work. We want to build a bridge from the correctional CR to the community CR!
  1. This next weekend our amazing CRI leaders will be hosted for a Quarterly in Eugene, OR at the Crossfire Church on Saturday, 10/6/18.
  2. Then we’ll be bringing the worship, reports, testimonies & training of this great event to Renton, WA at the Highland Church on Saturday 11/3/18
  3. Next, the Quarterly moves to Salem, OR at the Nazarene Church on Saturday 2/2/19.
  4. And we just confirmed today, we’ll have our first Quarterly in eastern Washington on 4/13/19 at Faith Assembly Christian Center in Pasco, WA!
Please keep all of these dates in your thoughts & prayers. We will be needing help organizing each event as we close in on the date, but starting today make a commitment to helping promote each Quarterly & if possible, include yourself in making one or more a success.
In Christ & together we are providing a real hope for many.

Oregon CRI Quarterly Eugene 10-6-18


Flier: Oregon CRI 10-6-18 Quarterly

Oregon CRI Quarterly Eugene 10-6-18 10am to 2:30pm.

This is a free event that includes a light lunch.

**Come early for coffee and donuts at 9:30am**

Crossfire World Outreach Ministries
1310 Echo Hollow Rd., Eugene, OR 97402

Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/qoBqpr3xqxS2

Family Members of Inmates Lobby Senators on Prison Reform Bill — CRInsideOutHope.Org

July 10, Washington, D.C. Justice advocates turn up the heat on lawmakers. Around 300 demonstrators gathered from both coasts for the Families for Justice Reform NOW rally, sponsored by Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), Prison Fellowship®, and others. Article in the Christian Post online: https://www.christianpost.com/news/family-members-of-inmates-lobby-senators-to-pass-prison-fellowship-backed-reform-bill-225946/

via Family Members of Inmates Lobby Senators on Prison Reform Bill — CRInsideOutHope.Org

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

Agenda for Saturday’s Quarterly


We’re looking forward to seeing many of you in Redmond, OR this Saturday, July 7th. Below is the agenda for our CRI Quarterly, come a little early & enjoy coffee & donuts with us.

We’re meeting at the Word of Victory Church, 645 SE Salmon Avenue, Redmond, OR 97756, & everyone is welcome. This is a free event, newcomers & associated prison/re-entry ministries & organizations are invited.

We especially encourage the CR leaderships to participate & support this important outreach of CR to inmates & their families.

Join us for questions and comments at https://insideouthope.org/groups/north-west/.

Have a safe & healthy 4th of July celebration.

In Christ,

9:30AM Coffee&Donut Fellowship

10:00 Worship- ‘Word of Victory Worship Team’
10:15 Welcome- Scott Patterson, CRI Rep OR & NW Lead Apprentice
10:20 Correctional CR Group Reports:
Prisons: various
Jails: various
10:45 Native Nations- Sarah Frank, Warm Springs Behavioral Health
11:00 Testimony- Jason Johnson, ‘another satisfied customer’
11:15 CR/CRI in Kenya, Africa- Jared Onserio, Founder CCDA
11:30 CRI Ministry News- Kent Whitaker, CRI NW Lead
11: 40 Healthy Conduct as CRI Leaders- Nicole Antis, CRI Rep WA
11:55 Small Note of Encouragement- Becky Fink, CR Rep OR
12:00PM Lunch Break
12:30 Worship- ‘Word of Victory Worship Team’
12:45 Mentor Corner- Paul Arro, CRI Volunteer
1:00 Merrith Allen, ODOC Release Counselor
1:15 Brad Allen, Oregon Probation & Parole Officer
1:30 Myth of Balance- Scott Patterson, CRI Rep OR & NW Lead Apr
1:45 Restoration Plan- Sharon Weldin, CR Rep OR
2:00 Closing Prayer

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

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

CRI Quarterly:
Saturday, 7/7/2018
Word of Victory
645 SE Salmon Avenue
Redmond, OR 97756

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:

TESTIMONY T-SHIRT WINNER! — Post on insideouthope.org 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

via TESTIMONY T-SHIRT WINNER! — insideouthope.org