Welcome to the Community of St. Dysmas!


Pastor Rickel at MCIW

The Community of St. Dysmas (CSD) is a Lutheran congregation in the Maryland Correctional System. God’s purpose for The Community of St. Dysmas is to share the transforming power of Christ’s love with persons incarcerated in the Maryland Department of Corrections and to support them upon their release. In September, 2011, The Reverend Gerry Rickel was called to serve as Pastor of CSD.


Currently CSD is providing Word and Sacrament ministry at four facilities:


To see a summary of our values and goals, click here.


CSD is a member of Prison Congregations in America.

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