ALEXANDRIA, VA (August 14, 2013) - The Salvation Army USA announced today that
Commissioners David and Barbara Jeffrey will serve as the new National
Commander and National President of Women's Ministries respectively, effective
November 1. Commissioners Jeffrey have been appointed by General André
Cox, world leader of The Salvation Army, and will replace Commissioners
William and Nancy Roberts upon their appointment by International Headquarters
as Chief of the Staff and World Secretary of Women's Ministries respectively,
effective October 1.
In his new role, Commissioner David Jeffrey will lead a
network of 3,600 officers, 64,000 employees and 3.3 million volunteers serving
in more than 7,500 Centers of Operation through the United States. Each year,
The Salvation Army serves some 30 million Americans facing a variety of needs
from drug and alcohol rehabilitation to rent and utility assistance to
disaster response. Commissioner David Jeffrey will act as the chairman of the
national board of trustees and will be responsible for presiding over
tri-annual commissioners' conferences, which bring together the key executive
leaders of The Salvation Army's four territories in the United States.
In her new role, Commissioner Barbara Jeffrey will lead
the national women's ministries to empower women to deeper faith and service
to others. She will partner with leaders from the four territories of The
Salvation Army to combat common issues that affect women throughout
In 2011, Commissioner Jeffrey was appointed as the
Territorial Commander for The Salvation Army USA Southern territory.
Immediately preceding this appointment, he served as the National Chief
Secretary for the USA National Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Since
1967, Commissioners Jeffrey have served in a variety of roles throughout the
organization including leadership roles in Maryland, West Virginia, North and
South Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and Texas.
Commissioners Jeffrey have served in Salvation Army mission since their
marriage in 1969.
About The Salvation Army
Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church
established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without
discrimination for 129 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans
receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array
of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for
disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill,
clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged
children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in
5,000 communities nationwide.