What We Do
Magic Valley Chaplains Inc, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides training and support for its members and Bibles and other study materials in English and Spanish for those incarcerated.
We provide regularly scheduled onsite and remote church services, as well as individual inmate visits. We support inmate aftercare programs and housing. We supply Bibles, Bible study courses, spiritual study materials, and related spiritual non-fiction books to inmates. These are used to stock Magic Valley jail libraries, as well as to fill individual requests for materials.
Where We Serve
Inmate Chaplains provide Bible-based ministry to inmates in Twin Falls County Jail, Jerome County jail, Twin Falls Juvenile Detention, IDOC Work Release facility in Twin Falls, Gooding County jail and the Mini Cassia Criminal Justice Center.
In Magic Valley Jail facilities alone, approximately 600 inmates have opportunities throughout each week to come share in worship and messages from God’s word of hope and love for them that can change their lives.
Ministry Site Leaders & MVC Board 2023
Facility Site Leaders - Inmate Ministry
Kathy Steinmetz - Twin Falls County jail
Zach Ivey - Twin Falls Snake River Juvenile Detention
Barry Knoblich - Jerome County Jail and IDOC Reentry Center
Jed Thomas - Mini Cassia
Rick Martingt - Gooding County Jail
Magic Valley Chaplains Inc. 501C3 Board
Barry Knoblich - MVC President
Brent Reinke - MVC Vice President
Susie Jones - MVC Treasurer
Kathy Steinmetz - MVC Secretary
Tim Wood - MVC Board Member
Zach Ivey - Strategy, Planning & Goals
Barry Knoblich - MVC materials ordering & facility restocking, MVC Website, Funding, Inmate Christmas card project, Jail Staff appreciation project, chaplain recruiting, Inmate book drive project and Chaplain I.D. cards
Ruben Trujillo - Spanish Coordinator
Tim Wood - Inmate Aftercare
Kathy Steinmetz - Quarterly News Letter
Chaplain Fellowship - Chaplain Summer Family Picnic and Dec. Appreciation Banquet. Open