The Salvation Army Welcomes New Leadership in Marysville, WA

Jul 5, 2017 | by NW Division

The Salvation Army Northwest Division announces the appointment of Lieutenants Michael and Stephanie Galindo to its location in Marysville, WA. Lts. Galindo will be replacing Gene and Michelle Rutherford.

For the past two years, Lts. Galindo have served at The Salvation Army in Olympia, WA. In June 2015, they graduated from The Salvation Army Officer Training College in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA with an Associates of Arts degree. Lt. Michael is a native of Sonoma County, California, while Lt. Stephanie traveled internationally growing up with Salvation Army parents and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Asbury University. They have two sons, Samuel (age 3), and Jacob (age 6 months).

As Salvation Army officers, the Lieutenants expect to be reassigned periodically based on career development and filling the needs of The Salvation Army’s operations. The assignment in Marysville is an acknowledgement of their ability to manage social services programs and outreach to the community.

They begin work in Marysville on June 28. "We are confident that the new work of the Salvation Army in Marysville was started with diligence and prayer,” Lt. Stephanie Galindo said. “We are excited to build on the strong foundation already established. We look forward to learning from the community of Marysville and partnering with her to serve and to respond together to the needs that come before us."

Established in 2014, The Salvation Army in Marysville provides social services to families in need. Among the programs offered are worship services, emergency utility assistance, eviction prevention, food and nutrition programs, and disaster services. Last year, The Salvation Army in Marysville served more than 350 individuals in the community.

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