The Salvation Army Welcomes New Leadership in Pasco, WA
The Salvation Army Northwest Division welcomes Lieutenants Jesus and Adriana Quintanilla to its location at Pasco, WA. They replace Majors Julio and Karen Vasquez, who were appointed to The Salvation Army in Denver.
Lt. Jesus has worked for The Salvation Army in many communities, including Santa Ana and Gilroy, CA. They each received Associate of Arts in Ministry degrees from The Salvation Army Officer Training College in Crestmont, CA – he in 2005 and she in 2016. They have one son, Josiah age 2 ½ years, and are expecting another child this fall.
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 Pasco is an acknowledgement of their ability to manage social services programs and outreach to the community.
They began work in Pasco on June 29. “We are thrilled that the Lord and The Salvation Army have given us this great opportunity to serve and lead in Pasco,” Lt. Adriana Quintanilla said. “We are looking forward to the many opportunities that are ahead. Our goal is to serve each person with love and compassion and allow them to experience the Lord as we minister to their needs.”
Established in 1923, The Salvation Army in Pasco provides social services to families in need. Among the programs offered are after-school youth programs, men’s and women’s support groups, meal program, and emergency disaster services. Holiday programs include holiday meals, food baskets, and toy donations. Last year, The Salvation Army in Pasco served more than 16,000 individuals in the community.