Board of Directors​​​

Louise Jennings, Executive Director

Pat Crouse,  Assistant Director, Treasurer

Board Members:

Linda Boyce, President

Jeanne Conley, Vice-President

Sandy Pless, Secretary

Rev. Vicki Barb

Eric Barkey

David Boyce

Jeanne Carter

Murdock Conley

Shirley Gibbs

Pappy Pless

Alvin Yoder

 

 

Louise Jennings, Executive Director

Louise was raised in Chesapeake, VA, graduated from Deep Creek High School, and graduated from Chowan University in 1956.  She worked a variety of jobs over the years, and had two daughters.  Her first marriage ended in divorce due to drugs and alcohol abuse.  Jesus saved Louise in 1975, gave her a second chance with a new husband and five stepchildren, and moved the family to the Shenandoah Valley.

In 1977 Louise and her husband Shel answered an altar call in a little United Methodist Church, and started going into Camp 8 Prison with the minister.  In 1983 Louise and Shel chartered Kingsway Prison and Family Outreach.  Louise has been volunteering ever since.

Pat Crouse, Assistant Director, Treasurer

A local native born and raised in Virginia. After graduation, Pat attended Blue Ridge Community College. Pat had been employed as a staffing coordinator in the area prior to Kingsway. The service provided Kingsway’s office with part-time, temporary workers. The ministry has been a learning experience for Pat. The different aspects of the justice system and the effects on those incarcerated and their families are what Kingsway ’s mission is all about.  

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Linda Boyce, President

Linda was born and raised in Pennsylvania, lived several years in Italy and eventually moved to Richmond, Virginia where she currently resides.  She graduated from J. Sargant Reynolds Community College with an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences majoring in Legal Assisting.  Linda is married to David Boyce. She became involved with Prison Ministry while volunteering with the Angel Tree Project through Prison Fellowship.  Linda met Louise while her husband was incarcerated at Augusta Correctional Center and began to help deliver Apple Tree Gifts to children in the Richmond area.  She became a Kingsway Board Member in 2015 and has served as President since 2017​​

​​​​​​​​​Jeanne Conley, Vice-President

Bio coming soon

Sandy Pless, Secretary

Sandy grew up in and spent most of her adult life in Northern Virginia.  She and her husband, Pappy Pless, were married in 2011, and were blessed with the chance to move into a pastoral log house in the Shenandoah Valley in 2012, which they now share with two young adult daughters, 5 cats, and a Lab Retriever.  Sandy’s 30-year career was as a Licensed Veterinary Technician, working in emergency medicine, private practice, and most recently in the clinic of a local SPCA.  She is currently driving a school bus for Augusta County.  Sandy started serving in prison ministry after Pappy became involved with the Kairos ministry after moving to Staunton.  Sandy and Pappy met Louise Jennings at an Emmaus monthly reunion in 2012, and eventually became more involved with Kingsway.  Together they serve at Kingsway church services at Augusta Correctional Center, and at Coffeewood Correctional Center when time allows.  Sandy has also served at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women with the Kairos ministry.

​​​​Rev. Vicki Barb

Vicki was born and raised in Shenandoah County, and went into the ministry in 2007.  It was at this time that Vicki met Louise Jennings at the United Methodist Church Annual Conference in Roanoke.  We were introduced by Rev. Glen Early.  In 2012, a fellowship was formed, of which Vicki was a part, and it was then that Louise asked Vicki to become a Board member for Kingsway.

​​​​​​​​​Eric Barkey

Eric was born and raised in Indiana and moved to the valley in 2001, where he married his wife, Heather, in 2002.  He is an Investment Adviser Representative for JS Replogle & Associates, LLC, with a degree in Business Finance from the University of Phoenix, and a Series 65 license.

In the summer of 2014 Eric became a member of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce (HRCC) and currently serves on the HRCC Board.  Eric is devoted to his family, and says he is always looking for new ways to get involved with the community.  Eric was elected to the Kingsway Outreach Board in 2017.  Most recently, he has been growing his hair long enough to donate to "Locks of Love,” an organization that takes donated hair to make wigs for cancer victims.

 

​​​​​​​​​David Boyce

David was born and raised in Ohio.  He moved to Virginia while serving in the U.S. Army and was then incarcerated in Virginia for a crime he did not commit.  It took 23 years but with God directing his steps David was able to obtain help through the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project and prove his innocence.  He was released from prison in 2013 and exonerated of the crime.  Kingsway ministered to David while he was incarcerated at Augusta Correctional Center and David has actively supported Kingsway since his release. He currently attends Liberty University pursuing a degree in Christian Counseling.  He owns and operates FHG Electric, LLC in Richmond, VA and uses his business to provide jobs for returning citizens.  He joined the Kingsway Board in 2015. 

Jeanne Carter

Bio coming soon

 

​​​​​​​​​Murdock Conley

Bio coming soon

 

Shirley Gibbs

Bio coming soon

 

​​​​​​​​​Pappy Pless

Pappy was born and raised in Georgia.  After graduating from Rabun Gap Nacoochee School, he attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.  After that, he joined the US Navy, and then worked as a civilian for the Navy for 30 years.  After retiring in 1997, he worked as Maintenance Engineer for Camp Highroad, a Christian camp in Middleburg, VA, and then for Leisure World of Virginia in Lansdowne, VA.

Pappy became involved in prison ministry after his Walk to Emmaus.  He first served with OAR (Offender Aid & Restoration) at the Fairfax Detention Center, and later with Epiphany at the Juvenile Detention center near Culpepper, VA.  After moving to Staunton, VA, with his wife, Sandy, he began serving with Kairos at the Augusta Correctional Center.  In 2015, he became webmaster for the kairosva.org website.  During this time, Pappy and Sandy began serving with Kingsway at church services inside Augusta.  In 2018, he was elected to the Kingsway Board of Directors, and is now serving as webmaster for the kingswayoutreach.org website.

  

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Alvin Yoder

Bio coming soon