The Salvation Army Welcomes New Leadership in Bellingham, WA
The Salvation Army Northwest Division announces the appointment of Lieutenants Jonathan and Nichole Woollin to its location in Bellingham, WA. They replace Majors James and Beverley Lloyd who were appointed to The Salvation Army in Alameda County, CA.
For the past two years, Lts. Woollin have led The Salvation Army in Longview, WA. In June 2012, they graduated from The Salvation Army Officer Training College in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, each with an Associate of Arts degree in Ministry. Prior to their appointment in Longview, WA, they served as Corps Officers in Bozeman, MT.
Lt. Jonathan was born and raised in Australia, spending the majority of his childhood in Caboolture, Queensland. Lt. Woollins met in Australia at The Salvation Army’s School for Youth Leadership. Shortly after their engagement, Jonathan followed Nichole back to Washington, where she was born and raised.
As Salvation Army officers, the Lts. expect to be reassigned throughout their careers. The commitment of being an officer includes moving your family frequently, and accepting reassignments based on career development and filling the needs of The Salvation Army locations. The assignment in Bellingham is an acknowledgement of their ability to manage a large community center and congregation.
They began work in Bellingham on June 29. “We are so excited to be joining the Bellingham ministry team!" said Lt. Jonathan Woollin.
Established in 1908, The Salvation Army in Bellingham provides social services to families in need. Among the programs offered are rent and utility assistance, community meal program, emergency disaster services, and thrift stores. Holiday programs include holiday meals, food baskets, and toy donations. Last year, The Salvation Army in Bellingham served more than 23,000 individuals in the community.