“Amazing things happen when women start to visit the chapel. They smile more, family relationships improve, and we become more willing to treat others and ourselves with love and gentleness.”

What is the Ministry of Hope?

The Ministry of Hope is a community-funded chaplaincy program which raises funds to employ on-site chaplains at Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women (SCCW) in Swannanoa, NC. Our chaplains conduct religious services in the center's chapel and provide pastoral care and spiritual guidance to the inmates. Their guidance and leadership are crucial to helping these women, many of whom struggle with addiction, abuse, and grief issues. The women at SCCW are within five years of release or parole. Our chaplains offer them a sense of hope and real-world self-care tools to manage parenting, relationships, and employment with discernment and spiritual maturity.



Current Board Members

• Lauronda Morrow, Chair
• Mike Gregory, VIce Chair
• Liesl Case, Treasurer
• Amy Moore, Secretary
• Jane Derrick
• Cari Barcas
• Margo Mullinax
• Kitty Kelly

Ex-Officio Members & Staff:
The Rev. Carol Dalton, WCCW Chaplain
The Rev. Shannon Spencer, WCCW Chaplain
Ben Gilliland, Board Assistant & Bookkeeper
David Velez, WCCW Asst. Warden of Programs
April Shoupe, Acting WCCW Warden


Become a Partner in the Ministry of Hope!

• Schedule a speaker for your church or civic group

• Sponsor a fund-raising event for the benefit of Ministry of Hope

• Put the Ministry of Hope in your mission budget, either as a church or as a Sunday School Class /Mission Group

• Make a one-time or regular contribution

• Request that you be put on the mailing list for our quarterly newsletter

• Schedule a tour of the facility for your group

Contact us today to learn more...



We accept credit card donations online:
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Donations can also be mailed to us at:
The Ministry of Hope
PO Box 998
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Checks can be made payable to The Ministry of Hope. All contributions are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged with a receipt.

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