Lake Deaton has a covenant relationship with Rev. Kris Schonewolf, who is a pastor at Lowell Correctional Institute. In July 2019, the Florida Conference initiated the third Methodist prison congregation with the appointment of Rev. Kris Schonewolf to serve as pastor at the new church at Lowell called Oasis. The other two Methodist churches in a prison are based in Iowa and Tennessee.
Lowell Correctional Institute is in Reddick, about 15 miles north of Ocala. It houses about 3,000 women, including three on death row. It is the second largest female prison population in the United States.
Lake Deaton encourages you to become involved through prayer, volunteering for various programs, and financial support.
For more information about how to volunteer, contact Pastor Kris Schonewolf.