Doing HIS Time
Team & Faith

The DHT Team Expands the Outreach of Prison Chaplains and Prison Ministries Worldwide

Doing HIS Time Prison Ministry, founded in June of 1999 by Jim Vogelzang is a Christ‑centered ministry to prisoners, ex‑offenders and their families. DHT strives to be "the face and hands of Christ" by delivering practical, hands-on solutions to the challenges associated with incarceration and reintegration for inmates and their families.

Doing HIS Time Ministry strives to expand and support the beneficial ministries already being provided by prison chaplains and prison ministries in the U.S. and around the globe.

Jim Vogelzang Founder Doing His Time Prison Ministries

Jim Vogelzang


Jim founded Doing HIS Time Prison Ministry in 1999, after many years as a volunteer with Prison Fellowship Ministries. He spent 30 years in the investment management marketing business running Vogelzang & Associates, Inc. with his wife, Mary Beth. They have been married since 1972.

Chris Mays Director Doing His Time Prison Ministries

Chris Mays


Chris began his career with Doing HIS Time in 2011 upon his release from prison in Colorado. While in prison, Chris met the Lord, completed his undergraduate degree from Liberty University and his Master’s Degree (MA) in Biblical Studies from Carolina University. Chris is married to Suzy and they reside in Central City, Colorado.

Suzy Mays Office Manager and Volunteer Coordinator Doing His Time Prison Ministries

Suzy Mays

Associate Director & Book Distribution Manager

M.S. Exercise Physiology | Ball State University
BSSE Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education  | John Brown University

Violet Gray Executive Assistant and Devotional Distributions Manager Doing His Time Prison Ministries

Violet Gray

Executive Assistant

Violet was born and raised in Santa Barbara.  She attended the University of Santa Barbara, California and completed a B.A. and  an M.A. in Geography.  She specialized in Vegetation Science, Information Systems, and Automated Mapping. She currently works as the bookkeeper and Executive Assistant to James Vogelzang.

Violet is an Orthodox Christian (Eastern rites), and is dedicated to reminding people of the needs of those in prison. Violet spends time with her husband, Dan, her two children and two grandchildren as well as extended family.

Bob Willner Assistant to the Director Doing His Time Prison Ministries

Bob Willner

Assistant to the Director

Bob was born in Denver. He came to Jesus in prison and while inside, earned a paralegal degree from University of Southern Colorado and a bachelor’s degree in communication from University of Iowa.  He is the author of, Life in Prison: A Handbook for Survival and Success Inside.  Bob was granted a commutation from the Governor and was released in 2021, when he joined the team at DHT.

As a Christian organization, Doing HIS Time Prison Ministry (DHT) believes in the full authority of the Bible as God’s inspired Word and the complete tenets of the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed.

We believe in one God, Creator and Lord of the Universe, the co-eternal Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary, atoning death on the cross, rose bodily from the dead, and ascended to heaven where, as truly God and truly man, He is the only mediator between God and man. We believe that the Bible is God’s authoritative and inspired Word, without error in all its teachings.

With appreciation to Prison Fellowship Ministries.

“Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself. Remember also those being mistreated, as if you felt their pain in your own bodies.”

Hebrews 13:3 | New Living Translation