To provide an opportunity and create an environment for inmates that awakens, renews, and stimulates their spiritual life; thereby promoting behavioral change, social reintegration, and personal well-being.
I am delighted to announce that the Jail Ministry Board has hired Ann Wales to be the Jail Chaplain. She will work full-time beginning January 16, 2021.
For two decades Ann has had a passion for jail ministry. She has helped lead women’s Bible studies and Sunday evening worship services in the Jail and has served several terms on the Jail Ministry Board and Executive Committee. She has also befriended newly-released inmates seeking to develop a new life.
Recently Ann completed a Master of Arts degree in Christian Studies. She also has a Master of Arts in Communications and has taken coursework in the Clinical Pastoral Education program offered through Gundersen Health System. In addition she has worked as a church planter and missionary.
Jail Ministry Board members are genuinely excited about Ann’s hiring, and Jail staff members are as well. We look forward to continuing our partnership with La Crosse County.
Don Campbell, President
Jail Ministry Board