New Elkhart County Jail chaplain announced

Jun 13, 2013 by Sharon Hernandez, Elkhart Truth

ELKHART — A new chaplain is working in the Elkhart County Jail, replacing Mike Kupke, who retired in January after 28 years of service.

The Elkhart County Chaplaincy Board announced Wednesday, June 5, that Cory Martin has started serving as the chaplain at the jail.

Martin will oversee 23 assistant chaplains and 650 volunteers who serve at the Elkhart County Jail.

Martin formerly worked as the director of development for the Crossing Educational Center. He graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in biblical studies from Bethel College.

“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, in a statement. “Cory’s leadership capacity, organizational skills and passion for ministry will take our jail ministry to a new level.”

The jail chaplain position for Elkhart County was created in 1985, and is funded through donations made to the Elkhart County Jail Chaplaincy Board.

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