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Please call the office at 913.342.1707.  If we are unable to answer your call, please leave a message and it will be returned at our earliest convenience.  

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If you would like to know more about the volunteer opportunities with Gracious Promise Foundation, please email


6750 West 75th Street
Overland Park, KS 66204


The Gracious Promise Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1995 and serves the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. We exist to provide material and spiritual assistance to the families of the incarcerated and to ex-offenders in the effort to rebuild their lives.

Currently, Gracious Promise operates with three paid staff members who are supported by more than 100 volunteers each month. These volunteers are the backbone of our organization; together they generously contribute more than 18,000 volunteer hours every year.




We are a volunteer-led, faith-based ministry serving Johnson County KS and Wyandotte County KS providing Christ-centered spiritual support and encouragement to those incarcerated, as well as to ex-offenders, and their families, seeking to rebuild their lives.


"I will fulfill my gracious promise to you and restore you...For I know what I have planned for you" says the Lord.  "I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope." Jeremiah 29: 10b-11 (New English Translation)


Since 1995, Gracious Promise has ministered to the incarcerated and their families...many of whom feel confused and ashamed, and are often emotionally challenged as they experience severe instability. Each faces many obstacles inherent in our society as it exists today. We assist interested individuals in dealing with these barriers and in moving forward in their walk with Christ.


PROGRAMS OUR VOLUNTEERS PROVIDE (further details on separate tab):

Behind the Walls

 * One-On-One Contact

 * Fellowship Visits

 * Life-Skill Classes

  * Visiting Angels meeting with women in the Olathe Jail


Mentoring & Discipleship

Family Support by Area Churches

Help for Children of Prisoners


Direction to area independent agencies for additional support



We are a volunteer-led organization with over 100 volunteers committed to making a difference in the lives of the incarcerated and their families.  


Volunteer Coordinators

College Church of the Nazarene - Olathe KS

  * Doug Bohi

Colonial Presbyterian - K.C. MO & Overland Park KS

   * Sue Brandt (KC MO) and Erika Marker (OP KS)

Heartland Community Church - Olathe, KS

  * Mike Farmer and Tom Apel

Hillcrest Covenant Church - Overland Park KS

   * Rick Duwe 

Olathe Bible Church - Olathe KS

   * Mike Anderson and Bob Bowden

Westside Family Church - Lenexa KS and K.C. KS

   * Hlena Pflumm and John Ocker

Our VolUNTEER Board of Directors

Tom Apel

Chairman of the Board (C.P.A)

Mike Farmer

President (Retired Commodities Trader)

Rick Duwe

Secretary/Treasurer (Retired Training Director,                         Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City)

Additional Volunteer Board Members:

Mike Anderson

Bob Bowden

Sue Brandt

Erika Marker

Hlena Pflumm


Volunteer Adviser's to the Board:

Tom Hamill (Attorney-at-law)

Doug Bohi (Developer)