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Executive Director



MoI New Office/Grand Opening

March 22, 2019

Miracle of Innocence would like to acknowledge and give gratitude to Mr. Thomas and Donna Mertz, for donating new office furniture, 2 room office, 4 cubicles and access to conference room, cafeteria and more. Click here to view photos by photographer Tom Bradley. 


We, say "Thank you" to donors and staff Volunteers for your patience and continuous support in making this miracle come true for such a new organization after 6 months of launch in September 2018. We are grateful for your donations: Mr. Ron & Susan Olson and Nanette & Doug Smith.


Please contact for specific details. Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:30 am - 2:30 pm. Main Office: 913-717-5080 Ext. 101 (Research Team) and Ext. 102 (Executive Team).  



On September 8, 2018, we held our inaugural gala to celebrate "10 Years of Freedom" for our founder, Darryl Burton. It was held at the Foundry @ Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. Over 575 guests and volunteers were in attendance to make this an evening to remember and launch Miracle of Innocence to the public.  Mistress of Ceremonies, Dr. Cynthia Johnson, led us through and evening of celebration, joined by the Exoneree Band, and keynote speaker Milton C. Grimes from Los Angeles and Centurion Ministries founders Kate Germond and James McCloskey.  

Congratulations to this year's Champions of Innocence Award Winners:

Paul Casteleiro, Dan Clark, Kate Germond, James McCloskey, Cheryl Pilate, and Charles Rogers

Christopher Iliff, Executive Director, is a lawyer licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Missouri. After 29 years with Swiss Re, where he was a senior vice president, he left to do private insurance consulting and pro bono legal work in Kansas City.  Mr. Iliff has been chairman of the Johnson County, KS planning commission for many years.  He joined the Miracle of Innocence board out of a commitment to righting the evil of wrongful convictions.