Jail Ministry – Madison Area Lutheran Council (MALC)

Bethel provides funding that supports a men’s and a women’s chaplain for the Dane County Jail. Funded through Madison Area Lutheran Council (MALC), Chaplain Christa brings spiritual and personal support to Dane County inmates.

MALC’s Jail Ministry serves people in Dane County who are incarcerated, their families and communities. Our logo illustrates our mission. The blossoming flower represents hope, perseverance, and love for a new life. As the shackles of past lives and poor choices are broken, wisdom, forgiveness, faith, and love grow. The mosaic hands speak to diversity. People from every walk of life are impacted by incarceration. This rich diversity of life experience informs the spiritual journeys of every person who is seeking a closer relationship with God. The handcuffs represent both the literal shackles of physical confinement and the figurative prisons of self-doubt, shame and self-loathing. The hands and the flower breaking free of the circle represent the limitless possibilities when we bring faith, hope, and love into the challenging process of re-entry.

If you are interested in finding out more information about the MALC Jail Ministry check out their website.

Chaplain Todd Marcotte

Your Bethel Contact: Penny Duane at 608.438.9136

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