Welcome



The Madison Area Jail Ministry provides the
Chaplains for the Dane County Jail in Madison, Wisconsin. The Jail Chaplains are fully funded by contributions to the Madison Area Jail Ministry. 

On August 16th, 2016, the Executive committee of the Madison Area Lutheran Council announced that, after discussion and a formal vote, a quorum of members unanimously approved changing the name from the Madison Area Lutheran Council to the Madison Area Jail Ministry. Many thanks to those who participated in the discussion and vote.

Please check out the Jail Chaplaincy Program  page to learn more about the importance of 
the program in at the Dane County Jail.

In addition to the Jail Chaplaincy program, Madison Area Jail Ministry provides the organization and support for the annual South Central Wisconsin Lutheran World Relief Boxcar Loading.



Thank you for your continued support of Madison Area Jail Ministry 
and the Jail Chaplaincy program!



Join us for our
Annual Liaison Meeting

Saturday, October 14th
9:00 to 11:30am
Location TBD

Please R.S.V.P. to Penny Duane
penny@bethel-madison.org or (608) 438-9136



Art Show & Open House

Sunday, September 17, 2017
Noon to 3:00pm
Madison Christian Community

7118 Old Sauk Rd, Madison, WI 53717

DarRen Morris paints from the wounds of his life in hopes of inspiring young people to better versions of themselves. A former gang member, DarRen paints from within the walls of Wisconsin prisons.

During his time in prison, he also co-authored a book with Edgewood College professor Judith Adrian entitled In Warm Blood. Judith will be on hand during the Open House to speak with attendees about the artwork and her relationship with DarRen.

DarRen's artwork has appeared in three Madison High Schools, the Overture Center and many Madison churches.

Donations to Madison Area Jail Ministry gratefully accepted, as well as donations for DarRen's art supplies.





"I listen to people tell their stories, to talk through their pain, their fears,
their hopes, their doubts, their sorrow, their joys,
their good news and their bad news."
– Chaplain Christa Fisher





Thank you to the Wisconsin State Journal,
especially writer Gayle Worland and photographer John Hart,
for the beautiful story on the Dane County Jail Ministry entitled...






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