The Salvation Army Welcomes New Program Coordinator in Bellingham, WA

Aug 1, 2017 | by NW Division

The Salvation Army Northwest Division announces the appointment of Major Linda Manhardt to its location in Bellingham, WA. Major Manhardt will be the Program Coordinator, working alongside Captains Jonathan and Niki Woollin.


Major Manhardt has served as an Officer in Hawaii and Southern California. She served in several positions including Education Officer and Vice Provost at The Salvation Army Training College, Youth Secretary and Program Secretary, and at the National Office as the National Consultant for Christian Education.


Highlights of her service in The Army have been her service for three years as the Senior Training Officer in Kenya, and the founding of the Training College in Tanzania -a four-year appointment. She returned home to the States in September of 2016 after serving seven years as the Training College Principal in the Philippine Territory.


Major Manhardt has one child, son Christian (age 5), who she adopted while serving in the Philippines.


As a Salvation Army officer, Major Manhardt expects to be reassigned throughout her career. 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 Bellingham is an acknowledgement of her ability to impact a growing facility and social services programs.


She began work in Bellingham on June 28. “I am delighted to be returning to the ministry in Bellingham and I can’t wait to see what is in store for myself and the community,” Major Manhardt said.


Established in 1908, The Salvation Army in Bellingham 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 Bellingham served more than 22,200 individuals in the community.


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