Commissioner Floyd Tidd is the Territorial Commander
Commissioner Tracey Tidd is the Territorial President of Women’s Ministries
Commissioners Floyd and Tracey Tidd commenced their appointment as foundational Territorial Leaders Australia on 1 June 2016.
Together, they have served as associate officers, church planters, divisional youth leaders, rural and city corps officers, as well as administrative assignments at Territorial Headquarters. Tracey had a special ministry serving as chaplain with Broadview Village supporting adults with developmental disabilities – a responsibility she was able to continue as they became divisional leaders for the Ontario Central East Division.
Prior to coming to Australia from Canada in June 2013 to serve as Territorial Leaders of the Australian Southern Territory, they served as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries respectively, in the Canada and Bermuda Territory.
They were both born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario and began their respective journeys in Christian faith and with The Salvation Army in Sunday school. A sense of God’s calling to Officership was placed on Tracey and Floyd and they entered the Toronto College for Officer Training in 1984. The ‘privilege of being partners in the Gospel’ (Philippians 1:3-5) was instilled in those years of training.
Commissioner Floyd holds a Bachelor of Science, a Masters in Theological Studies from Tyndale Seminary and is a graduate of the Arrow Executive Leadership program.
Commissioners Floyd and Tracey Tidd celebrate their two children; Kaleena and Christopher, daughter-in-law, Kalyn and son-in-law, Anthony who keep them real. They are also proud grandparents of their first grandson, Arlo.
Colonel Mark Campbell is the National Chief Secretary for The Salvation Army in Australia.
In this role, he is the second in command and assists the National Commander to provide oversight and direction of all of The Salvation Army’s activities in Australia. He chairs the Executive Mission Council and Executive Mission Leadership Team and is member of the Board of governance.
He has over 30 years’ experience in The Salvation Army since being first commissioned as an officer in 1986. In 2006, he was the delegate of the International College of Officers in London, and in 2011, he was a delegate of the Arrow Executive Leadership course. He also holds a Bachelor of Administrative Leadership from the University of New England and a Master of Arts (Theological Studies) from the Sydney College of Divinity.
Mark is married to Colonel Julie Campbell and they have three adult children. His other interests include surfing, rugby and old Holden cars.
Colonel Julie Campbell has two appointments as the Secretary for Women’s Ministries and Gender Equity Advocate. She is responsible for creating policies and processes to ensure that all women officers and employees have equal opportunities in leadership, service and development.
Along with her husband, Colonel Mark Campbell, who is currently serving as the Chief Secretary, she entered the Officer Training College in Sydney from the Wollongong Corps in NSW and they were both commissioned and ordained as officers in January 1986.
Julie has completed courses in Leadership, Pastoral Care, Coaching and Spiritual Formation; and was a delegate to the International College for Officers in London, United Kingdom.
Mark and Julie have been married for 35 years and have three adult children as well as an additional daughter now that their eldest son is married.
Julie’s greatest desire is to show the love and compassion of Jesus through leadership and service to the community and to assist others to become all they can be in Christ. She also loves shopping, reading, spending time at the beach and having coffee with family and friends.
Colonel Robyn Maxwell and Colonel Wayne Maxwell are the Ambassadors for Holiness and Prayer.
Together they have served in a variety of appointments including Corps, Divisional and Territorial leadership including four years in the Philippines as the Territorial.
Their journey as Officers commenced when they entered Officer Training College from Canberra City Corps as part of the “Heralds of Hope” session and were commissioned as Salvation Army Officers in January 1984.
Wayne has completed his Masters in Administrative Leadership and a Bachelor of Ministry and Robyn a Diploma in Pastoral Counselling. Both Robyn and Wayne have been delegates to the International College for Officers in London.
The Maxwell’s have been married for 39 years and have four children and seven grandchildren. One of their greatest joy’s is spending time with their family.
Colonels Robyn and Wayne are passionate for the Lord and believe it is an overwhelming privilege to serve Him through The Salvation Army.
Captain Lance Jeffrey is the Secretary for Spiritual Life Development
Lieutenant Colonel Miriam Gluyas is the Divisional Commander for New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. In this role, she oversees all Salvation Army expressions across NSW and ACT.
Miriam grew up in Ballarat in Victoria until the age of 19 when she was accepted as a candidates to go to The Salvation Army Training College but her family moved to Port Macquarie so she went to the Training College in Sydney.
Miriam has enjoyed a variety of appointments, including Corps Officer, DYCS and at the Training College. Most recently, Miriam was the Secretary for Program at AUE THQ in Sydney and was the Chief Secretary in the PNG Territory for three years.
Miriam is passionate about her relationship with Jesus, justice, life transformation, seeing transformation and churches becoming healthy and growing, developing the next generation, multi-cultural ministry and planting churches.
Miriam also loves AFL and follows the Geelong Cats!
Lieutenant Colonel David Godkin is the Divisional Commander for Queensland. He and his wife, Sandra, are also the Divisional Leaders for Queensland. As Divisional Commander, David is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of the mission throughout Queensland, and giving leadership and pastoral support to the Division.
In 1987, he was commissioned as a Salvation Army Officer and has since served in Corps, Divisional and Territorial appointments. He chairs the Queensland Advisory Council, is a member of both the national Executive Mission Council and the national Executive Mission Leadership Team, and was a delegate of the Arrow Executive Leadership Course in 2015.
The highlight for David throughout his ministry has been the relational aspect of people who are serving God, nurturing them and developing their missional heart for God’s people. He is a strong believer that ‘who you are’ is far more influential than what you do!
David and Sandra have four adult children and are proud grandparents to some great grandchildren. David loves to run, swim and play any sport that involves a ball!
Lieutenant Colonel Sandra Godkin is the Divisional Director for Women’s Ministries, the Division Secretary for Officer Personnel and the Cadet Training Co-ordinator for Queensland.Sandra and her husband, David, are also the Divisional Leaders for Queensland. These roles give Sandra the opportunity to intentionally influence people to reach their full capacity in Christ, to nurture and support them in their ministry.
In 1987, Sandra was commissioned as a Salvation Army Officer. In that time she has served in a number of positions leading and pioneering Corps, and in Divisional and Territorial appointments. Currently a member of the national Executive Mission Leadership Team Sandra has also been a delegate to some significant occasions, including the International College of Officers in London (2012), and the Arrow Executive Leadership course (2015).
Sandra’s greatest desire is to show the love and compassion of God through her leadership and service. She and David have four adult children and are blessed also with beautiful grandchildren. Her other loves in life are sewing and cooking.
Major Barry Casey is the Divisional Commander for South Australia and the Northern Territory. In his role he is in command of the South Australia & Northern Territory Division and is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of the Divisional Mission Plans. He Chairs the Advisory Council and is a Member of the Executive Mission Council and Executive Mission Leadership Team He has had almost 40 years experience in Corps, Divisional, Territory and International Appointments.
Major Ros Casey is the Divisional Director for Women’s Ministries and the Division Secretary for Officer Personnel for South Australia and the Northern Territory. Ros is the head of all Personnel related matters relating as well as the Women’s Ministries department. She chairs the Officer Personnel Council in SA and is a member of the Executive Members Leaders Team. She has had almost 40 years experience in Corps, Divisional, Territory and International Appointments.
Captain Kim Haworth will commence as the Divisional Commander for the Tasmania Division in January 2019.
Kim was commissioned in 2008 and has ten years experience as a Salvation Army Officer.
Her formal qualifications include an Advanced Diploma in Ministry (Melbourne College of Divinity), a Bachelor of Ministries (BCV Australian College of Theology) and a Graduate Diploma of Theology (MCD University of Divinity) where she received the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar Award. Kim was also a delegate of the International College for Officers, London in 2017 and compiled the book, Famous Last Words (Salvos Publishing), while a Cadet-in-Training.
Kim is married to Captain Steven Haworth and they have three adult children – Jayden, Stacey and Bryce. In addition to spending time with family and friends, she loves to travel, enjoy good food and conversation with others, watch movies and read good books (preferably by the pool in warm, tropical places!)
Captain Steven Haworth will also commence as a Divisional Leader for Tasmania in January 2019
Major John Freind is the Divisional Commander for Tasmania
Major Wendy Freind is the Divisional Director for Women’s Ministries and the Divisional Secretary for Women’s Ministries for Tasmania
Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Stevens is the Divisional Commander for Victoria. He is strongly passionate about the kingdom of God and particularly energised by opportunities to develop effective leaders.
Prior to officership, Bruce worked as a Corporate Tax Consultant and those business skills have proven to be a great asset in his ministry. Bruce holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and was accepted as a Certified Practising Accountant in 1985. Commissioned as an officer in 1992 he has held appointments in corps, divisional headquarters, territorial headquarters and national headquarters.
His first 16 years were as a corps officer, including an eight year appointment at Perth Fortress Corps in Western Australia. The past 10 years have been focused on leadership within various headquarters. He recently spent three years as Secretary for Business Administration which saw him embrace extensive responsibilities for business matters as well as supporting Executive Leadership as a Cabinet member. This was followed by a short appointment as National Secretary for Communications to implement several initiatives to support the two Salvation Army territories coming together.
Bruce currently serves as Divisional Commander for Victoria, leading in conjunction with his wife, Lieut. Colonel Debra Stevens. His initial focus was consolidating the prior three corps divisions into a state structure, with the Victoria State Social Command progressively moving into this new structure throughout 2018. Bruce also provides leadership as the Executive Officer of the Melbourne Staff Band, a role he is greatly fulfilled in and which provides many ministry opportunities.
Married for 38 years to Debra, they have two children. Kerry is married to Glenn Smith and they are Salvation Army officers serving at Leongatha corps. Mitchell is married to Sally and they are Cadets in their second year of training for be officers. Bruce and Debra are blessed with four grandsons, being a source of great joy for them. Bruce enjoys a wide range of sports, relishes the opportunity to use his musical abilities and continues to have an active interest in the finance industry.
Lieutenant Colonel Debra Stevens is the Divisional Director of Women’s Ministries for Victoria.
Major Leanne Ruthven is the acting Divisional Commander and the Assistant Divisional Commander for Victoria. She has been a Salvation Army officer for nearly 35 years, working in areas such as local church leadership, personnel, publishing and administration. As well as serving in Australia, Leanne and her husband, Major Drew Ruthven, have worked in Papua New Guinea, the United Kingdom and, most recently, Romania. Currently Leanne is the Acting Divisional Commander for Victoria.
Her passion is to enable women and girls to reach their potential in Christ, and in 2014 she published a book called Hidden Treasure, about the place of women in The Salvation Army.
In her free time Leanne can be found scouring secondhand shops for vintage clothing, and spending time with her gorgeous grandson.
Lieutenant Colonel Chris Reid is the Divisional Commander for Western Australia. This role is provide direction and oversight to the work of The Salvation Army within this state. She is also part of the national Executive Mission Leadership team.
She has almost 30 years’ experience in The Salvation Army since her commissioning/ordination as an officer in 1989 with 23 of those leading local Salvation Army churches. Her passion is the local church! In 2007, she was the delegate of the International College of Officers in London, and in 2015, she was a delegate of the Arrow Executive Leadership course. She holds Diplomas in ministry, coaching and counselling.
Chris is married to Stuart and they have 2 adult children and 4 grandchildren. A part from family time, great day for Chris is coffee and book or spending time with close friends.
Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Reid is the Divisional Mission Resources Secretary and the Divisional Spiritual Life Secretary for Western Australia
Lieutenant Colonel Winsome Merrett is the Assistant Chief Secretary. She has responsibility over a national portfolio which includes International Development, Enterprise Project Management Office, Internal Audit, Professional Standards and Quality and, Governance and Risk.
She has served as an officer for 31 years in a variety of appointments across Australia, including pastoral church ministry, church resourcing ministries and administrative leadership.
Prior to her training and commissioning as a Salvation Army Officer in 1987, Winsome qualified as a speech pathologist and worked in the education and health sector for five years. She has a Master of Arts in Theological studies and an Associate in Music (A. Mus. A.) and was also a delegate of the International College of Officers in London in 2011
Winsome is married to Kelvin and they have three adult children who she believes, keep them grounded in the real world. In her spare time she enjoys reading and walking and spending time with family.
Mr Jeff Davey is the Group Executive for Mission Enterprises. He is responsible for the range of mission enterprises operated by The Salvation Army – Aged Care, Dementia Care Matters, Employment Plus, Housing, Salvos Funerals, Salvos Legal, Salvos Stores – who generate a surplus to support the work of The Salvation Army.
For most of his career, Jeff has been as an executive in the health and welfare sectors. Prior to joining The Salvation Army in January 2018, he spent 3 and a half years in management consulting and, prior to that, 20 years with Baptcare Victoria and Tasmania, which included almost 10 years as the CEO.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Theology, Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Health. He is also a Fellow Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He recently resigned as an inaugural director of Sport & Life Training Ltd, a health promotion charity that seeks to build psychological resilience among athletes and promote healthy attitudes to drug and alcohol use, gambling and the treatment of women in sporting clubs.
Jeff is a member of Murrumbeena Baptist Church. He is also a keen cyclist, a guitarist, and he loves camping with his family
Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Evans is the Secretary for Business Support, responsible for the oversight of the IT, Finance, Property and Legal departments and is also a trustee for The Salvation Army.
Stuart has been a Salvation Officer for over twenty years and in that time has had the privilege of undertaking a variety of roles including Corps Officer, Divisional Business Secretary, International Emergency Services and Training Principal. Stuart was also appointed to The Netherlands as Business Secretary and enjoyed the lifestyle of riding a bicycle to work through snow, rain and other multiple weather conditions.
Prior to becoming an officer, Stuart worked for many years in the financial services sector, where he gained experience in leading teams, marketing, credit assessment, financial management, training, policy and product development.
Stuart has undertaken several courses and has an Associate Diploma in Salvation Army Ministries, a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Business Administration.
Stuart enjoys movies, humour, walking and following the Geelong Cats in the AFL. He especially enjoys a latte with scones (jam and cream) with his wife Lieut. Colonel Donna Evans, National Head of Officer Personnel. Together, they enjoy three wonderful children and seven grandchildren and will soon celebrate 40 years of marriage!
Lieutenant Colonel Neil Venables is the Secretary for Communications and is responsible for bringing together the various communications functions nationally and better position The Salvation Army’s voice and brand.
Neil has been a Salvation Army officer for 32 years and has with wide experience of ministry in Victoria and Western Australia with Territorial wide responsibilities. This has included corps leadership, management of various community welfare programs and public relations/media roles. He also headed up The Salvation Army response to the Bali Terror attacks in October 2002 and along with his wife, Lt Colonel Lisa Venables, served as Divisional Leader for Western Australia.
Neil continues his self-development by participating in business management and leadership courses, workshops and conferences. He has established significant, enduring, coaching and mentoring relationships with some of Australia’s successful corporate and community leaders to build competency and capacity.
Neil’s mission is ‘to make a difference.’ He has four children Andrew, Hannah, Jordan and Rhiannon and his personal passions include Love of God, Love of his family, work for The Salvation Army and the Fremantle Dockers.
Lieutenant Colonel Lyn Edge is the Secretary for Mission. In her role she is responsible to resource and support the flourishing of corps and faith communities ministries and also the operational management of Social and Community services across Australia.
Lyn has been a Salvation Army officer for over 20 years, working in Sydney and Paris before moving to Melbourne this year. She has been a Corps Officer of both new and established corps, a social worker and a chaplain, and also worked in education. Being committed to life long learning she holds qualifications social work and theology, including a Doctorate of Ministry. Along with Major Gregory Morgan she is the co-author of Partnering with God: Being a Missional Salvationist, which explores mission from a Salvation Army point of view.
Having lived in Paris for 4 years, she speaks French and still loves the opportunity to travel and keep up her language skills. Life doesn’t get a lot better than having good coffee and packet of chips whilst watching Netflix or the ABC. Actually that’s not true, any time with her grandchildren is better than Netflix.
Lieutenant Colonel Kelvin Merrett is the Secretary for Personnel
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Captain Steven Smith
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Dr. Elli McGavin
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