THE SALVATION ARMY IN USA APPOINTS NEW NATIONAL LEADERS
Commissioners David and Barbara Jeffrey Bring 46 Years of Experience to Nation’s Second Largest Charity
ALEXANDRIA, VA (August 14, 2013) – The Salvation Army USA announced today that Commissioners David and Barbara Jeffrey will serve as the new National Commander and National President of Women’s Ministries respectively, effective November 1. Commissioners Jeffrey have been appointed by General André Cox, world leader of The Salvation Army, and will replace Commissioners William and Nancy Roberts upon their appointment by International Headquarters as Chief of the Staff and World Secretary of Women’s Ministries respectively, effective October 1.
In his new role, Commissioner David Jeffrey will lead a network of 3,600 officers, 64,000 employees and 3.3 million volunteers serving in more than 7,500 Centers of Operation through the United States. Each year, The Salvation Army serves some 30 million Americans facing a variety of needs from drug and alcohol rehabilitation to rent and utility assistance to disaster response. Commissioner David Jeffrey will act as the chairman of the national board of trustees and will be responsible for presiding over tri-annual commissioners’ conferences, which bring together the key executive leaders of The Salvation Army’s four territories in the United States.
In her new role, Commissioner Barbara Jeffrey will lead the national women’s ministries to empower women to deeper faith and service to others. She will partner with leaders from the four territories of The Salvation Army to combat common issues that affect women throughout America.
In 2011, Commissioner Jeffrey was appointed as the Territorial Commander for The Salvation Army USA Southern territory. Immediately preceding this appointment, he served as the National Chief Secretary for the USA National Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Since 1967, Commissioners Jeffrey have served in a variety of roles throughout the organization including leadership roles in Maryland, West Virginia, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and Texas. Commissioners Jeffrey have served in Salvation Army mission since their marriage in 1969.