Meet the New Officers!
Majors David and Sarah Evans
|Majors David and Sarah Evans with sons Jonathan and Gareth|
Majors David and Sarah Evans have spent the last ten years as leaders in Wrexham, North Wales where they set up a busy community programme for families, the elderly, refugees and homeless people.
During this time David was also Mission Development and Ecumenical Officer for North Wales, working in partnership with other churches and faith groups.
They have a particular interest in mission, having seen growth in all their previous churches, as well as schools' work and the 24/7 prayer movement.
Most of their ministry has been in the leadership of local church congregations, but they have also been divisional youth leaders in East Anglia during the 1990s.
David is a member of The Salvation Army's national Ecumenical Council, while Sarah has been active as a Street Pastor in North Wales.
David has been a Salvation Army Officer for 26 years, and Sarah for 24 years.
Prior to ministry, they both studied at Bristol University and were teachers in West London. David and Sarah married in 1986, and have two sons: Jonathan, aged 18 and Gareth, aged 13.
They are keen to get to know the town and to develop The Salvation Army's ministry, working with other churches and voluntary agencies within the local community.
David said: "We count ourselves privileged to be able to follow on the excellent work of our predecessors Majors Richard and Ann Borrett, and look forward to being able to further develop the great work going on in the recently refurbished citadel in the High Street."
Sarah said: "We have found the ministry of The Salvation Army to be both relevant and contemporary wherever we have served, be that in Lancashire, North Wales, Norfolk or London, and we are looking forward to discovering the distinctive character of Romford and how The Salvation Army can better serve this community."
The official welcome meeting for the Evans family will take place at 10:30 on Sunday 5th September 2010.
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