The Salvation Army Welcomes New Leaders In Seattle White Center
The Salvation Army Northwest Division announces the appointment of Captains Anthony and Lisa Barnes to its location at White Center in Seattle. They replace Major Raymond and Captain Jennifer Erickson-King, who were appointed to The Salvation Army Kroc Center in San Francisco.
For the past five and a half years, Captains Barnes have led The Salvation Army Youth Programs for the Southwest Division in Phoenix, AZ. In June 2008, 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 Phoenix, they served as Corps Officers in San Francisco.
As Salvation Army officers, the Captains 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 Seattle is an acknowledgement of their ability to manage a large community center and congregation.
Captain Anthony Barnes has his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hofstra University. He is also currently pursuing his Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership and is set to graduate in May 2017. Prior to his work with The Salvation Army, Captain Anthony had a career in Law Enforcement. His roles included being a Correctional Officer, Inmate Classification, and Gang Task Force and Sexual/Violent Investigations.
Captain Lisa Barnes has a Bachelor’s degree in Counseling for Christian Ministries and is the author of the book “Love to a Whore's Daughter; Life and faith through the lens of grace and redemption." She also just completed writing a guided journal for girls in foster care called “Brave; thoughts and acts.”
The Captains Barnes have two children: son Anthony (age eleven) and daughter Leilah (age four).
They began work in Seattle on June 29. “We count it a privilege to represent The Salvation Army and serve in the Seattle area,” said Captain Lisa Barnes. “As we start our work here, we look forward to connecting in the community, and partnering with those who are affecting positive change in our world."
Established in 1929, The Salvation Army White Center in Seattle 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 White Center served more than 38,000 individuals in the community.