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Captains Timothy & Bethany Delaney

Southern Africa Territory

Corps Officers of the Goodwood Corps in the Western Cape Division of South Africa
Term began: October 2019

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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 January 2008 and received official recognition in March of that year.

The Delaneys were commissioned in 2005 and served as corps officers in Florida and as Divisional Youth Leaders in NCV. Their most recent appointment was as corps officers in Hickory, NC.

Special Dates

Birthdays: Tim – May 27, Bethany – December 10 & Jubilee – March 23, 2005, Zoe – August 10, 2006 and Israel – September 25, 2008
Anniversary: July 13, 2002

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Majors Alan & Mary Gonzalez

Spain & Portugal Command

 Corps Officers of Palma de Mallorca Corps (Spanish Congregation) & Mallorca Palma Nova Corps (Bilingual Congregation)
Term began: July 2019

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In May of 1971 the work was begun in Spain and in July of that same year in Portugal. From the start, the social work was recognized but in 2009, became established and recognized as a church by a decree from the Minister of Justice.

The Gonzalez’ last appointment was as CO’s of Winston-Salem (Citadel), NC. Major Alan writes the Spanish page in the War Cry.

Special Dates

Birthdays: Alan, April 12 & Mary, July 13
Anniversary: August 1

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Lt. Colonels Kelly & Donna Igleheart

Southern Africa Territory

Chief Secretary & Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries
Term began: August 1, 2015

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

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

Special Dates

Birthdays: Kelly, October 29 & Donna, April 30
Anniversary: June 20, 1981

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Captains Mike & Cathy Michels

Caribbean Territory

Public Relations & Development Secretary, IT Consultant (Mike) and Secretary for Spiritual Life Development, League of Mercy & Retired Officers (Cathy)
Term began: July 1, 2017

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The work began as early as 1887 in Kingston Jamaica and now includes 17 countries speaking 5 different languages. There are 129 corps, with almost 11,750 soldiers and near 4,000 Jr. soldiers.

The Michels for some time have expressed an interest in international service. Their last appointment was for 4 years as Corps Officers in Frederick, MD.

Special Dates

Birthdays: Mike, October 11 & Cathy, June 4
Anniversary: January 23, 1985
Daughter Cami’s Birthday: November 15, 2003

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Captains Ashish & Sandra Pawar

Australia Territory

Multi Cultural Plant Officers for the Blacktown Corps
Term began: August 2014

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Two Christian Mission converts pioneered the work in Australia in 1880 and it was organized into two Territories in 1921.

Prior to this assignment, the Pawars served as Corps Officers in London for four years. Their last appointment in the US was as Corps Officers for the South Atlanta Kroc Center.

Special Dates

Birthdays: Ashish, January 16 & Sandra, August 20
Anniversary: October 25, 2008
Children’s Birthdays: Priya Grace, February 9, 2011 & Alina Rose, November 3, 2013

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Captains Andy & Monica Seiler

Italy & Greece Command

Director of the Rome Social Center & Guesthouse, & Support Officer to the Finance Department (Andy)
Corps Officer of Rome Corps & Chaplaincy for the Rome Social Center
Term began: July 1, 2019

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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.

Andy was commissioned in 2012 and Monica in 2009. Their last appointment before going overseas was as Corps Officers in Roanoke, Va. They have 2 sons.

Special Dates

Birthdays: Andy, January 8 & Monica, March 24
Anniversary: June 20
Children’s Birthdays: Elijah, October 14, 2011 & Benjamin, April 9, 2015

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Captains Robert & Glenis Viera

United Arab Emirates (Middle East Region)

Corps Officers as well as Assistant Regional Officers
Term began: July 1, 2018

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The Salvation Army was begun by expatriate Salvationists from South Asia. Officers were appointed there in 2008 and it was recognized as a Region in 2011.

When commissioned in 2008, they served in this region till Sept. 2010. Daughter, Alana was born in Kuwait. Most recent appointment was at DHQ in the Carolinas

Special Dates

Birthdays:  Robert, February 6 & Glenis, November 8
Anniversary: February 5
Children’s Birthdays:Leyla – December 13, 2011 Alana — August 23, 2010

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Captains Chris & Jessica Welch

Italy & Greece Command

Corps Officers of Torre Pellice Corps
Term began: August 1, 2015

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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.

Captains Welch entered training from Winter Haven, FL and were commissioned in 2012 as Corps Officers in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. Jessica is originally from Italy.

Special Dates

Birthdays: Chris, July 22 & Jessica, April 30
Anniversary: May 30, 2009
Children’s Birthdays: Liam Matteo, April 14, 2014 & Rafaël Zane, June 3, 2018

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Majors Dieter & Barbara Zimmerer

Spain & Portugal Command

Corps Officers of Denia Corps & Directors of Camp Sharon Conference Center
Term began: July 2011

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Since December 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 the Zimmerers served in Germany, Spain and Scotland. Dieter was born in Germany, but trained to be an officer in the South. Their last appointment was as COs in Greenwood, NC.

Special Dates

Birthdays: Dieter, October 18 & Barbara, October 21
Anniversary: June 28, 1985
Daughter Christina’s Birthday: July 30, 1999

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  • Liam Welch, 5 and Rafael Welch, 3