The Salvation Army Welcomes New Leadership in Bellevue, WA

Aug 17, 2016 | by NW Division

The Salvation Army Northwest Division announces the appointment of Lieutenants David and Joleen Aycock to its location in Bellevue, WA. They replace Captains Darryck and Sierra Dwelle, who were appointed to The Salvation Army in Longview, WA.

Salvation Army officers are 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.

Lts. David and Joleen Aycock graduated in June 2016 from The Salvation Army Officer Training College in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, each with an Associate of Arts degree in Ministry. Lts. Aycock are both originally from California and have a long line of pastors in their families. They have served in many different ministry capacities, both in and out of The Salvation Army including youth, music and camp ministries.

They began work in Bellevue on June 29. "We are very excited to enter this appointment in Bellevue,” Lt. Joleen Aycock said. “We have a peace from God that this is exactly where He wants us. We are looking forward to what He is going to do on the Eastside."

The Eastside location serves the less fortunate neighbors in Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Bothell and Woodinville. With the expansion of its building and services in Bellevue, The Salvation Army expects to double the number of families served in the future.

Established in 1993, The Salvation Army in Bellevue provides social services to families in need. Among the programs offered are community meal program, rent and utility assistance, emergency disaster services, after school homework tutoring, summer camps for kids and grocery bags of non-perishable foods. Holiday programs include holiday meals, food baskets, and toy donations. Last year, The Salvation Army in Bellevue served more than 10,000 individuals in the community.

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