Majors Dan & Alba Ford

Majors Dan & Alba Ford

Divisional Commander & Director of Women’s Ministries

BRAZIL

Term Began: Sept. 2014

Work began in Brazil, August 1, 1922. Now there are 133 officers and
43 Corps with almost 2,500 soldiers.

Last appointment in the US was as Regional Coordinators in Waco, TX

Birthdays: Dan - April 27 Alba - May 23
Children: Dylan - Feb. 25, 2001

Anniversary: Jan. 23, 1993

Colonels Willis & Barbara Howell

Colonels Willis & Barbara Howell

Chief Secretary & Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries

NEW ZEALAND, FIJI & TONGA

Term Began: July 2014

Work began in New Zealand in 1883. First social work was a home for ex-prisoners.
Army became official in Fiji in 1973 and in Tonga in January of 1986.

Before this overseas appointment, the Howells were the Divisional leaders in the North & South Carolina Division.

Birthdays: Willis - March 3 Barbara - April 3

Anniversary: Feb. 11, 1978

Captains Ashish & Sandra Pawar

Captains Ashish & Sandra Pawar

Corps Officers, Southwark Corps

LONDON CENTRAL DIVISION, UK

Term Began: August 2014

The foundation of the Territory dates from the earliest formation of the Salvation Army. Certain UK corps were first established as Christian Mission stations.

Prior to this assignment, for the previous four years, the Pawars were responsible for the Atlanta Kroc Center.

Birthdays: Ashish – Jan. 16 Sandra – Aug. 20
Daughters: Priya Grace – Feb. 9, 2011 & Alina Rose - Nov. 3, 2013

Anniversary: Oct. 15

Majors Dieter & Barbara Zimmerer

Majors Dieter & Barbara Zimmerer

Officers in charge of Denia, Spain

SPAIN

Term Began: July 2013

Since Dec. 1971, The Salvation Army has enjoyed full legal rights and has been permitted to carry on its work without hindrance. Spain is a Command with headquarters in Madrid.

Previously they served in Europe (Germany, Spain and Scotland). Dieter was born in Germany but trained to be an officer in the South.

Birthdays: Dieter – Oct. 18 Barbara – Oct. 21
Daughter Christina – July 30, 1999

Anniversary: June 28th

Captains Ken & Neva Phiouthong

Captains Ken & Neva Phiouthong

Resource and Development Officers at THQ

Thailand

Term began: November 2013

The Salvation Army began in May of 1935 and spread to surrounding areas. Joined to Malaysia, it became a Command in 1956. In 1994 Myramar was added and they became a Territory in 2005.

Ken & Neva have a burning desire to see the Army’s work begin in Thailand, which is their homeland. They became US citizens and entered training to be commissioned in 2000 to the Nashville Laotian Corps. They have 2 sons.

Birthdays: Ken - Oct. 2, Neva – Feb. 5

Anniversary - Dec. 13th

Lts. Chris & Jessica Welch

Lts. Chris & Jessica Welch

Corps Officers of the Torre Pellice Corps

ITALY & GREECE COMAND

Term began: August 1, 2015

The flag was unfurled in 1887 but had to be removed. In 1893 the work was re-established and was recognized as a charitable organization. It wasn’t until 2009 that it received legal status as a religious body. In 2011, Greece became part of the command.

Lts. Welch entered training from Winter Haven, Florida and were commissioned in 2012 as Corps Officers in Ft. Walton Beach. Jessica is originally from Italy. They have a son.

Birthdays: Chris – July 22 Jessica – April 30

Son – Lian Matteo -- April 14, 2014
Son – Raphael Zane -- June 3, 2016

Anniversary - May 30th

Lt. Colonels Kelly & Donna Igleheart

Lt. Colonels Kelly & Donna Igleheart

Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries

SOUTHERN AFRICA TERRITORY

Term began: August 1, 2015

The work began in 1883 and has faced many difficult situations over the years getting established on solid footing. The Army re-established a presence in Jan 2008 and received official recognition in March of that year.

Most recently the Iglehearts were our Terr. Program Secretaries and are known and loved throughout the South for their work with youth and love of missions. They have 3 grown daughters.

Birthdays:Kelly – October 29 Donna – April 30

Anniversary - June 20, 1981

Captain Holly Needham

Captain Holly Needham

Corps Officer for Dundee Central and Menzieschill Corps

SCOTLAND

Term began: July 13, 2016

The foundation of the territory dates from the earliest days. Certain corps were first established as Christian Mission stations.

Captain Needham was commissioned in 2002 and served in appointments in MWV and NCV Divisions. Before coming on the staff at the EBC, she was the Corps Officer in Grafton, W.Va. Holly comes from a long family history in the Army.

Birthday:April 9th

Captains Jason and Bethany Burns

Captains Jason and Bethany Burns

Regional Command Lisbon, Portugal

PORTUGAL

Term began: September 1, 2016

The Burns entered training from Shawnee, Oklahoma and were commissioned in 2008 with the “God’s Fellow Workers” session. Their last appointment was at the Evangeline Booth College. They have 3 children.

Birthdays:Jason - May 29, Bethany May 14, Abigail January 7, 2005: Bailey April 3, 2009: Connor October 11, 2001