The Salvation Army Welcomes New Associate Leadership in Vancouver, WA

Aug 17, 2016 | by NW Division

The Salvation Army Northwest Division announces the appointment of Captain Laura Fenton to its location in Vancouver, WA. She will be an Associate Corps Officer and work alongside Majors Michael and Susan Nute.

For the past two and a half years, Captain Laura Fenton has served at The Salvation Army in Portland, OR. In June 2005, she graduated from The Salvation Army Officer Training College in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, with an Associate of Arts degree in Ministry. Prior to her appointment in Portland, Captain Fenton served in Cheyenne, WY, Broomfield, CO and Medford, OR.

Captain Laura Fenton also attended Colorado Christian University for three years where she met her husband, now deceased. She has two children: son Sean (age 25) and daughter Meaghan (age 18).

As a Salvation Army officer, Captain Fenton expects to be reassigned throughout her career. 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 Vancouver is an acknowledgement of her ability to help manage a large community center and congregation.

She began work in Vancouver on June 29. “I’m grateful to be able to serve God in Vancouver,” Captain Laura Fenton said. “I’m looking forward to the ministry He has planned for me here!”

Established in 1890, The Salvation Army in Vancouver provides social services to families in need. Among the programs offered are meal program, rent and utility assistance and emergency disaster services. Holiday programs include holiday meals, food baskets, and toy donations. Last year, The Salvation Army in Vancouver served more than 30,000 individuals in the community.


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