January 2024

Official Engagements

Commissioners Mark (Territorial Commander) and Julie Campbell (Territorial President of Women’s Ministries)

24 December-3 January: Furlough

27 January: Territorial Welcome to Cadets, Booth College of Mission (BCM)

28-29 January: Leader’s Retreat, Silverstream

Colonel Gerry Walker (Chief Secretary)

24 December-22 January: Furlough

27 January: Territorial Welcome to Cadets, Booth College of Mission (BCM)

28-29 January: Leaders Retreat, Silverstream

Lt-Colonel Liz Gainsford (Territorial Secretary for Spiritual Life Development)

24 December-17 January: Furlough

27 January: Territorial Welcome to Cadets, Booth College of Mission (BCM)

28-29 January: Leaders Retreat, Silverstream

Gazette

Promotion to GloryMajor Rex Waring was promoted to Glory on 25 November 2023 from Waikato Hospital, aged 88 years. Rex entered The Salvation Army Training College in 1963 from Whangarei Corps as a Cadet in the ‘Heroes of the Faith’ session. Please remember in prayer Major Lois Waring, their children Cheryl, Wayne and Lynda and other family members at this time of grief and loss.

Bereavement: Alfred Waggett, the brother of Auxiliary Captain Ada Widdowson, passed away in November in England. We ask you to uphold Auxiliary Captain Ada Widdowson and other family members in your prayers at this time of grief and loss.

Ella Montgomery, grandmother of Captain Simon Montgomery, passed away in Wanganui, on 24 November 2023. We ask you to uphold Captains Simon and Rachel Montgomery, along with other family members in your prayers during this time of grief and loss.

Resignation: Effective 27 December 2023, Captain Beany (Sung Woo) Cho has resigned from officership as he needs to relocate to Korea due to family circumstances.  Beany Cho entered training as a cadet of the ‘Messengers of the Gospel’ session in February 2016. We thank Captain Beany Cho for his 6 years of active service and pray God’s blessing on him and his family in the days ahead.

Effective 27 November 2023, Lieutenant Stuart Duxfield has resigned from officership. Stuart, with his wife Grace, entered training as cadets of the ‘Messengers of Compassion’ session in 2017. Lieutenant Grace Duxfield will remain in her current appointment in Rolleston until the General Change 2024. We thank Lieutenant Stuart Duxfield for his 5 years of active service and pray God’s blessing on him and his family in the days ahead.

Effective 8 January 2024, Major Karen Baker has resigned from officership. Karen entered training as a cadet of the Heralds of Good News session in 2005. We thank Major Karen Baker for her 17 years and 30 days of active service as an Officer of The Salvation Army. Major Shaun Baker will continue in his current appointments (Territorial Secretary for Chaplaincy Services, THQ Chaplain, and Divisional Emergency Services Coordinator [Wellington Region]) as a Single Spouse Officer. Please pray for Karen and Shaun, that they would know God’s blessing and peace in the days ahead.

Appointment: Effective 11 January 2024, Captains Catherine and Kenneth Walker have been appointed as Divisional Secretary for Personnel and Divisional Secretary for Mission respectively, based out of Dunedin.

Effective 11 January 2024, Major Alister Irwin will take up the additional appointment of Territorial International Development Officer.

Effective 11 January 2024, Captain Stuart Tong will take up the additional appointment of Director, Blue Mountain Adventure Centre.

Effective 11 January 2024, Commissioners Andrew and Yvonne Westrupp have been appointed as New Plymouth Corps Officers and Directors of Community Ministries.

Appointment in Retirement: Effective 1 February 2024, Major Ivan Bezzant has been appointed as Leadership Coach. Please uphold Major Ivan Bezzant as he takes up this appointment in retirement.

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