The Salvation Army Welcomes New Leadership in Spokane, WA
The Salvation Army Northwest Division announces the appointment of Majors Jennifer and Kenneth Perine to its location at Spokane, WA. They replace Majors Stephen and Nancy Ball, who were appointed to The Salvation Army in the Marshall Islands.
Both Majors have worked for The Salvation Army in many communities, including Pomona, CA, Portland, OR and Bellevue, WA. They each received Associate of Arts in Ministry degrees from The Salvation Army Officer Training College in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA in 1998. Major Jennifer also holds an MA degree from San Diego State University in Linguistics with a specialization in teaching English as a second language, and a BA degree from UCLA in French and Linguistics. In addition, Major Kenneth is a 13 year United States Marine veteran and a veteran of the Gulf war and has a BA in Business from Northwest University in Kirkland Washington. They have three children, Jonah (age 23), Courtney (age 21), and Bethany (age 18).
As Salvation Army officers, the Majors 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 Spokane is an acknowledgement of their ability to manage a large community center, social services programs and outreach to the community.
They began work in Spokane on June 28. “We are excited to have been given this great opportunity to serve and lead in Spokane,” Major Kenneth Perine said. “We are looking forward to the many opportunities that are ahead.”
Established in 1891, The Salvation Army in Spokane provides social services to families in need. Among the programs offered are emergency utility assistance, eviction prevention, food and nutrition programs, safe housing for displaced children and emergency disaster services. Last year, The Salvation Army in Spokane served more than 43,000 individuals in the community.