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What We Believe


We believe that prisoners who have a sincere experience with Jesus Christ will not only be law-abiding citizens upon release, but they will be people with vision and a passion to give their all for God, family, and community.

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What We Believe


We believe that prisoners who have a sincere experience with Jesus Christ will not only be law-abiding citizens upon release, but they will be people with vision and a passion to give their all for God, family, and community.

Our Staff


Our Staff


GREG VON TOBEL

founder & PRESIDENT 

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Greg founded Prisoners For Christ in 1989 in the offices of Overlake Christian Church (at that time in Kirkland, WA.)  Having started ministering in King Co. Jail, he now leads international teams. He continues to lead PFC with integrity and vision.  Click here to read his biography.

Click here to email Greg.


Brent Hoiosen

ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT

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Brent began his association with Prisoners For Christ in 1993 volunteering as a Bible Study grader.  In 2002, the Lord called Brent into a full-time missionary/staff position.  Brent is responsible for the PFC Pen Pal program, literature distribution, and assists the President with special assignments. He also leads teams into Snohomish county jail and Monroe prison. Brent and his wife, Carol, minister together as full-time missionaries in WA State and internationally. Combined, Brent and Carol have been on about a dozen international prison mission trips with PFC.

Click here to email Brent.

Mike North

vp of communications

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Mike joined PFC in 2012 to handle the duties of coordinating our volunteers for service inside the jails in prisons. This means helping them navigate the sometimes confusing processes of volunteering at state and county facilities. Mike also recruits new volunteers and seeks out new programs to offer the facilities. Mike is also responsible for creating PFC's print and web media as well as maintaining PFC's social media platforms.

Click here to email Mike.


dee peterson

international missions associate

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Dee joined the ranks of PFC as a Bible Study Reviewer in 2012. She quickly headed up her own team of reviewers at her home church where her enthusiasm and passion for prison ministry attracted a team of over forty volunteers. Dee has also been going into King and Snohomish county jails to host Bible studies and CR Inside for several years. In 2019, PFC hired Dee to handle the extremely difficult and detailed task of coordinating PFC’s international prison ministry trips. She is also on the PFC prayer team, a pen-pal, has been on two International mission trips with two more scheduled for 2019, and she is an International Group Leader In-Training. Dee also grades the International Chaplaincy Training School courses for foreign pastors.

Click here to email Dee.


DON SZOLOMAYER

international missions COORDINATOR

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Don started with PFC as a volunteer at the Shelton Corrections Center in 1998 and soon expanded to other facilities. He was called to the international side of PFC in 2006 when he took his first trip to Rwanda, Burundi, and D.R. Congo. Don is now a Senior International Group Leader. He was asked to join the PFC staff in 2016 to assist in handling certain areas of the PFC international ministry. He works directly with all the foreign pastors and also assists with the International Bible Institutes, the Certified Prison Workers Course, International Chaplaincy Training School, along with recording the foreign monthly reports and building relationships with new foreign pastors. Don is also the Vice Chairman of PFC’s Board of Directors.

Click here to email Don.

 

Peyton BurkHart

Yard OUt Editor

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Peyton has been a volunteer/staff editor and writer since 1996 and is the vision and hard work behind Yard Out, our inmate newspaper which is distributed three times each year to over 1,200 institutions across the nation. Click here to check out the inmate art from Yard Out. Peyton has also volunteered inside facilities to bring worship and Bible studies.

Click here to email Peyton.

Margaret La Pointe

Front Desk Coordinator

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Margaret joined our staff in 2006. She coordinates a wide variety of projects ranging from overseeing the Bulk Mail Team volunteers to writing and editing ministry content, sometimes using her knowledge of French to translate or write ministry material to help with our francophone missionary partners. She uses her organizational skills, teaching experience, love of writing, and passion for prayer to run the Front Desk and coordinate the PFC Prayer Team.

Click here to email Margaret.


Jill Payne-Holman

Senior vp of Operations

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Jill joined the organization in 2004.  She handles all the major operating issues that pass through the ministry, serves as the bookkeeper for the organization, processes the financial and in-kind donations, and is in charge of Human Resources. Jill also reviews lessons for the Bible Study Correspondence School and the International Certified Prison Worker credential program. She manages the TUMI teams and TUMI student enrollment and plans the international mission trips.

Click here to email Jill.


RICH SHEETS 

IT MANAGER 

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Since 2002, Rich’s knowledge and dedication to PFC’s computer network has been vital to our mission.  Our office computers, phone system, and internet capabilities rely on Rich's expertise.  Simply put, without Rich, PFC could not function as a viable organization on the level that it does today. Rich currently manages PFC’s Information Technology needs from his home in Montana.

Click here to email Rich.


Rhonda Von Tobel 

BSCs Coordinator 

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Rhonda began serving as a volunteer with PFC alongside her husband, Greg, in 1989.  She officially joined the staff in 2007 utilizing her many years of experience as a staff member at both Overlake Christian Church and Canyon Hills Community Church.  Rhonda processes all new requests from inmates enrolling in our Bible Study Correspondence School and manages the Bible Study School Team Leaders. Rhonda has been on over fifteen PFC international prison mission trips, including the first one in 2002 to Russia.

Click here to email Rhonda.