Our Chaplains

Rev. Christa fisher

Chaplain Christa has worked in various capacities with MAJM since 2014. As MAJM's full-time Chaplain, she meets with incarcerated men and women to provide spiritual care through this ministry of presence. She describes these interactions as precious gifts that she is honored to receive. In additional to individual spiritual care, Chaplain Christa coordinates religious services within the jail, leads services, facilitates groups, and works cooperatively with community congregations and organizations to make accessible the healing power of God's love. She holds in prayer and concern the people who work at the jail and organizes community support for them especially around the holidays, when many employees cannot be with their families. Chaplain Christa is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA). She is called to this ministry through the ELCA's Southwest Wisconsin Synod.

Contact Chaplain Christa

(608) 266-4573


Minister Katharine Goray

Chaplain Katharine Goray has been volunteering in the jail since 2014. She joined MAJM in 2017 and brings her passion for the ministry and loving concern for people who are and have been incarcerated as well as the people who are entrusted with their care. Chaplain Katharine has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with the people with whom she meets individually, in prayer groups, and in services. She is a licensed minister of the Pentecostal Assembly of the World and Elder of Zion City Church, independent under EFCA. Katharine spent nearly thirty years as an art teacher in the Madison Metropolitan School District. Chaplain Katharine has completed her MDIV equivalency, and is currently taking additional coursework focusing on research on behalf of the jail ministry.

Contact Chaplain Katharine

(608) 261-9755