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 

Ministry Coordinators

Barry Knoblich-Chaplain materials and Website

Ruben Trujillo-Spanish Coordinator

Tim Wood- inmate Aftercare

Brent Reinke-Strategy & Planning

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MVC Mission