News & Events

2021 Annual Conference

April 13, 2021

The 2021 Annual Conference is scheduled for September 17-18 at Camp Hebron in Halifax PA. Camp Hebron offers a beautiful woods setting at the foot of the Peters Mountain, located 18 miles North of Harrisburg. The theme of the conference is The Spiritual Disciplines, Going Deeper with Jesus and will focus on Yokefellowship’s Seven Disciplines.

Ryan Forbes will be our speaker for the Friday banquet. Ryan was a troublemaker who kept crossing paths with a town police officer, Wendell Metz. To Wendell, Ryan was a scum of the earth kind of guy who was a constant annoyance.  To Ryan, Wendell was a police officer who seemed to have a vendetta against him.  In one of Ryan’s prison stays, he gave his life to Jesus and a transformation happened in his life.  The next time their paths crossed Ryan and Wendell Metzler ended up in a 45-minute conversation in which Ryan apologized and the two became friends.

All Yokefellow volunteers and others who are interested in prison ministry are encouraged to attend. Details to follow.

Video Introducing Yokefellowship

February 15, 2021

VIDEO – This introductory video explains YPM’s mission and small group approach as well as features the impact of the ministry on the lives of inmates, returning citizens, and volunteers.

YPM 2020 Annual Conference Videos

October 1, 2020

In August our 2020 Annual Conference, entitled “Effective Ministry Inside and Out” was cancelled due to Covid-19. Our Executive Director, Carl Geissinger, made arrangements to have our scheduled speakers recorded and uploaded to YouTube:  Main Speakers: Dr Wilson Goode and Chaplain Debra Reitz; Workshop Leaders: Sam Hartman, Danesta Whaley, David Bowen, Ryan Newswanger, William Jones, and Patrick Antosy; and Testimony Speakers: Freddie Nole and Charity Sampsell.

View our conference brochure for the profiles of our speakers and titles of their messages and workshops –  2020 Annual Conference Brochure   Then view at YPM Youtube Playlist

Donate to Yokefellowship Prison Ministry

September 30, 2020

Please consider financially supporting Yokefellowship Prison Ministry (YPM Inc). YPM Inc. provides staffing and programming support for all 15 YPM Area Councils (Map of YPM Locations)

Mail checks, payable to Yokefellowship Prison Ministry, to Yokefellowship Prison Ministry, PO Box 531, Reedsville, PA 17084-9155
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YPM Annual Reports

April 14, 2020

The 2019 Annual Report is now available. Yokefellowship is currently ministering in 44 correctional facilities in PA with 356 faithful volunteers. In addition to containing key statistics on our ministry’s performance, the report also contains ministry times and locations, a letter from our chair, our Executive Director’s report, our Statement of Faith and other organizational information.

The past Annual Reports are also available for your review:

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report 

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report