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New chaplain will work at jail

June 21, 2013

Cory Martin

ELKHART — The Elkhart County Chaplaincy Board is pleased to announce Cory Martin will serve as the new chaplain for the Elkhart County Jail. Cory Martin started June 4 and replaced Mike Kupke, who retired in January after 28 years of service. 
Martin formerly served as the Director of Development for the Crossing Educational Center and is a 2000 graduate of Bethel College with a BA in Biblical Studies.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Cory Martin serving as the Chaplain for the Elkhart County Jail,” said Rick Lambright, president of the Elkhart County Jail Chaplaincy Board. “Cory’s leadership capacity, organizational skills and passion for ministry will take our jail ministry to a new level.”
“I have always been a supporter of the Chaplaincy Program in the Elkhart County Jail. I’m excited to witness the changes that will continue to take place in the lives of our inmates under the direction of Cory,” said Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers.
Cory will be responsible for providing vision, direction and oversight for the 23 assistant chaplains and 650 volunteers currently ministering to inmates at the Elkhart County Jail.
The position of Elkhart County Jail Chaplain is funded through donations made by churches, individuals, civic groups and organizations to the Elkhart County Jail Chaplaincy Board, a 501c3, and has been in existence since 1985.
The Chaplaincy Board is hosting an Open House for the Elkhart County community to welcome Chaplain Cory Martin on Thursday 5-7 p.m., June 20, at the administration building located in front of the Elkhart County Jail, 26861 CR 26, Elkhart.

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