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Into the Light

The question has been posed to me many times, “Why volunteer in prison?” As if I’m wasting my time and energy on people who are unworthy. My answer is always the same. It is because I find God in prison, in the face of every person I’ve had the privileg…
by Sarah Estes, PCA Board Member When you walk into South Dakota State Penitentiary it’s like walking into any other prison.  Get a pat down, grab a body alarm, walk through tw… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2017/05/light/

Two Fumbling Old Cowboys Counting on Grace

Ed had a way of getting people to do things with him they had never done before, to be better than they thought they were. it didn’t matter if you were an inmate in one of the inside prison walls congregations he started through PCA or a member of the PC…
by Rev. Steve Peterson, PCA Board President As many of you reading this know, Ed Nesselhuf, founder of PCA, was an accomplished cowboy poet. One day a number of years ago Ed pu… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2016/08/two-fumbling-old-cowboys-counting-grace/

A Tribute

On June 27th, we experienced a collective breaking of hearts as we learned that Rev. Ed Nesselhuf, the founder of Prison Congregations of America, had died. Ed planted the first prison congregation in Jessup, Maryland in 1984. After he returned to South…
By Mary Mortenson, Director Prison Congregations of America On June 27th, we experienced a collective breaking of hearts as we learned that Rev. Ed Nesselhuf, the founder of Pr… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2016/07/tribute/