The Salvation Army Welcomes New Leadership in Wenatchee, WA

Aug 1, 2017 | by NW Division

The Salvation Army Northwest Division announces the appointment of Majors Ralph and Dianne Jiminez to its location at Wenatchee, WA. They replace Majors Frank and Beth Desplancke, who were appointed to The Salvation Army in Sacramento.

In June 1995, they graduated from The Salvation Army Officer Training College with an Associates in Arts Ministry degree. In the following 22 years, they have ministered in many locations including Lewiston, ID; Port Angeles, WA; Auburn, CA; and Aberdeen, WA. They have also served with the Adult Rehabilitation Centers in Portland, OR; Healdsburg, CA and Long Beach, CA as Administrator & Director of Special Services.

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 Wenatchee is an acknowledgement of their ability to manage social services programs and outreach to the community.

They began work in Wenatchee on June 28. “We are excited to be working with the Wenatchee community and are looking forward to all of the great things to come,” Major Ralph said.

Established in 1908, The Salvation Army in Wenatchee provides social services to families in need. Among the programs offered are emergency utility assistance, eviction prevention, food and nutrition programs, after-school youth activities, and emergency disaster services. Last year, The Salvation Army in Wenatchee served more than 11,200 individuals in the community.

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