Southern Illinois Distric Prison Ministry

The Southern Illinois District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod actively seeks to share THE GOSPEL GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST with the imprisoned within Prison and Jail settings through Word and Sacrament Ministry by way of Worship, Bible Study, and personal visitation.

Facilities that are in need of volunteers:

Big Muddy (Ina) Prison

Williamson County Jail

Shawnee Prison

Vienna Prison

*Any jail or prison that is in the district that you don't see a volunteer listed for!

District Prison Ministry:

Alton Mental Health  - Rev. Randy Fischer of Messiah, Alton

Centralia Prison - Rev. Tim Mueller of St. John New Minden & St Luke Covington

Choate Mental Health - Rev. Tim Weiser of Trinity, Anna

Dixon Springs Prison Workcamp - Chaplain David Otten (who is serving the vacancy at Our Redeemer, Golconda)

Graham (Hillsboro) Prison - Vacant (being served by Rev. Jim Rivett)

Greenville Federal Prison & Camp - Rev. Jeffery Nehrt of Our Redeemer,

Greenville

Haller House Youth Detention, Edwardsville - Vacant (being served by Randy Geiser of Zion, Belleville, Mr. Frank Landry of Zion, Belleville) 

Harrisburg Youth Center - Chaplain David Otten of Faith, Eldorado

Lawrenceville Prison - Rev. Thomas Kramer of Hope, Mt. Carmel

Marion Federal Prison - Rev. Tim Weiser of Trinity, Anna

Menard Maximum Prison - Rev. David Kollmeyer of Zion, Pickneyville & Trinity, Conant, Mr. Ted Mueller & Mr. Rich Johnston of St. John, Chester

Menard Medium Prison Mr. Ted Mueller & Mr. Richard Johnston of St. John, Chester

Pere Marquette Youth Center - Rev. David Kern of Emmaus, Dorsey; Mrs. Diana Karlen of St. Peter's Prairetown; Mr. Craig Eden of St. Peter's, Prairietown; Ms. Arlene Johnson of Messiah, Alton

Pinckneyville Prison - Rev. David Kollmeyer of Zion, Pickneyville & Trinity, Conant

Rend Lake (Big Muddy) Prison -  Rev. Tim Weiser of Trinity, Anna

Robinson Prison -  Rev. Thomas Kramer of Hope, Mt. Carmel

Shawnee Prison - Vacant (being served by Rev. Jim Rivett)

Southwestern Illinois Prison (East St. Louis) -  Rev. Alan Beuster of Hope, Granite City

Vienna Prison - Vacant (being served by Rev. Jim Rivett)

 

Prisoner Re-Entry Program:

Freed in Christ - Rev. Jim Rivett

 

Jail Ministry:

Belleville Jail - Mr. Randy Geiser of Zion, Belleville

Randolph County Jail - Mr. Ted Mueller & Richard Johnston of St. John, Chester

Pulaski County Jail - Rev. Tim Weiser of Trinity, Anna

 

Police Chaplaincy:

Madison County and State of Illinois - Rev. William Engfehr

Contact Info:

 

Rev. Jim Rivett

618.694.4825

jimrivett65@yahoo.com

 

Rev. Jeffery Nehrt

618.292.4392

nehrtj@csl.edu   

 

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Prison Ministry Map

Prison Ministry Brochure