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.

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Facilities that are in need of volunteers:

Big Muddy (Ina) Prison

Williamson County Jail

Shawnee Prison

Vienna Prison

Choate Mental Health

Marion Federal Prison

Pulaski County Jail

Freed In Christ Coordinator

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

Contact Info:


Don Sundene

LCMS Prison Ministry Coordinator



Rev. David Kollmeyer


Rev. Jeffery Nehrt



Click here for:

Prison Ministry Map

Prison Ministry Brochure


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 - VACANT

Dixon Springs Prison Workcamp - Chaplain David Otten of Faith, Eldorado and Our Redeemer Golconda

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


Harrisburg Youth Center - Rev. David Otten of Faith, Eldorado and Our Redeemer, Golconda

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

Marion Federal Prison - VACANT

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

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

Pere Marquette Youth Center - Rev. David Kern of Emmaus, Dorsey; 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 -  VACANT

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

Shawnee Prison - VACANT

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

Vienna Prison - VACANT

Prisoner Re-Entry Program:

Freed in Christ - VACANT


Jail Ministry:

Belleville Jail - Mr. Randy Geiser of Zion, Belleville

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

Pulaski County Jail - VACANT


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