Jericho Commission
Christ based re-entry

The Lord said to Moses: "Bring me seventy of Isreal's elders who are known to you as leaders and officials among the people.  Have them come to the Tent of Meeting that they may stand there with you.  I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take of the Spirit that is on you and put the Spirit on them.  They will help you carry the burden of the people so that you will not have to carry it alone."  Numbers 11:16-17

Dan Jenkins


Dan Jenkins is the Vice President of Jenkins Diesel Power in Springfield, MO.  As a volunteer he is currently involved in various Jericho activities including mentor training, screening and assessment, and as a liaison to the 31st Circuit Court.

Steve Mills

Vice President

Assistant Prison Chaplain Liaison

Assistant Judicial Administrator


Steve is approaching retirement in 2011 from Missouri State University where he has been employed as a computer programmer for the past 15 years.  He is a graduate of Central Bible College in Springfield.  He has lived here since 1971, following four years of active duty in the U.S. Navy.  He has been active in ministry in his local church during that time as Sunday School teacher, member and chair of the church’s missionary support team and for the past 21 years as deacon and church board member.  Steve is father of 2 sons and a daughter along with almost seven grandchildren.  He greatly enjoys travel and his favorite hobby is reading.

Sharman Clay

Secretary/Office Administrator

Sharman oversees the business office, computer database, background checks, and supervises the office volunteers. She was employed at the Federal Medical Center in Springfield, MO for 29 years. Sharman was the manager for the Federal Women’s Affirmative Action program, which included travelling to other federal prisons and auditing their program. She was Dr. Michael Reighard's Religious Service Technician at the Federal Medical Center, which involved supervising inmate religious groups, coordinating visits from local churches, and purchasing religious items for all religious groups. She also worked for the Missouri Department of Corrections for 5 years as a clerical supervisor.

Kathy Gillum

Training Coordinator

Kathy has been President of Women’s Ministry, Sunday school and Children’s church teacher and is an active member of New Hope Assembly in Seymour, MO. She is just finishing up an AS degree in Criminal Justice and continuing on for a BA with Columbia College.

James Gillum

Training Instructor


James has been involved in prison ministry since 1979 (both state and federal systems).He has done substance abuse counseling since  1997. Gateway Foundation employs him as a substance abuse counselor at Ozark Correctional Center. James  attended Baptist Bible College as a missions major and later  completed his bachelors in psychology at Southwest Baptist University. He received his Masters in Clinical Psychology from Evangel University in 2006.  He is also a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor II (CSACII) and  LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor).This allows him to work with offenders suffering co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. While serving those we are called to serve, James noticed that too many re-offend, relapse and reenter the penal system.  It is his passion to assist those reentering society through this difficult transition, supporting them in their lives as free men, restored to their rightful place of equal partnership in the service of Christ.

Norbert Laengrich

Norbert has been a Christian since April, 1950 when he was saved at age 12.  He has been Vice president of Marketing and Sales for two high technology corporations with responsibilities for worldwide marketing and sales operations; President and CEO of Embedded Performance, Inc.;  and a consultant with Mentor Graphic Corporation.  He is current retired and volunteers as a writer for Global University Prison Ministries.  He also serves as the Church Care Team leader at Central Assembly in Springfield, MO.

Shane Spickard

Prison Chaplain Liaison

Shane has been blessed by the Lord to take part in His work for the last five years. He accepted Christ as a young man, but then walked away from the Lord at 18 and was in the world until 2005, when God delivered him from addiction.  God has allowed him to become a Sunday school teacher, start an addiction ministry called 180 degrees at the church he attends, go to China in 2009 and take part in the Fishers of Men prison ministry. He also goes to the juvenile detention center in Mt. Vernon to take Christ to the young men there. He has a vision to go to the state of Montana to help plant a church and take these same ministries to the people who need them. Shane is the Prison Chaplian Liaison and will be sharing Jericho Commission's ministry with chaplains in the Missouri state prisons. He is also the president of Fishers of Men.

Thomas N. Blubaugh

Tom has been involved in numerous church ministries and was on staff at the Salvation Army Harbor House, a men's rehab center, for six years. He spent twenty-five years in the insurance and financial sectors and was self-employed. He is also a published writer. Tom came to Jericho in May, 2009 in what seemed to be a coincidence but was, of course, God ordained. After reading books and listening to messages on finding God's will, he discovered Prov. 16:9, 19:21 in 1994 and relies on them to find His purpose.