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 2022
Facility Site Leaders -Inmate Ministry
Dutch Zuiderveld/ Monte Brandt - Gooding County Jail
Kathy Steinmetz- Twin Falls County jail
John Turpin/ Zach Ivey - Twin Falls Juvenile Detention
Barry Knoblich- Jerome County Jail
John Moats- Mini Cassia
Barry Knoblich- IDOC Reentry Center
2022-Magic Valley Chaplains Inc. 501C3 Board
MVC President-Barry Knoblich
MVC Vice President - Kathy Steinmetz
MVC Treasurer- Susie Jones
MVC Secretary- Jed Thomas
MVC Board Member-Tim Wood
Barry Knoblich-Chaplain materials and Website
Ruben Trujillo-Spanish Coordinator
Tim Wood- inmate Aftercare
Brent Reinke-Strategy & Planning