This August, General Brian Peddle and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle, World President of Women’s Ministries, will retire after a combined 93 years of service as officers in The Salvation Army. Beginning their journey in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Peddles served in various appointments across the Canada and Bermuda Territory before taking up appointments in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and at International Headquarters in London, England, culminating in then-Commissioner Brian Peddle’s election to the office of General at the 19th High Council in 2018.

“It is our greatest joy to be able to preach our way around the world and speak of what God is planting in the hearts and minds of people still today.” - General Brian Peddle

During the past five years, as world leaders of the Army, the Peddles have guided our movement through difficult times, navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and inspiring Salvationists through the General’s Call to Mission. Now, as they retire, the Army thanks them for their exceptional service.

Commissioners Brian and Rosalie Peddle receive a warm welcome at London Citadel, Ont., as the newly installed territorial leaders for the Canada and Bermuda Tty in 2011
Commissioner Brian Peddle, then territorial commander for Canada and Bermuda, visits with children in Malawi as part of a Partners in Mission trip in 2012
General-Elect Commissioner Brian Peddle and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle, with General André Cox and Commissioner Silvia Cox, following the election at the 2018 High Council
Commissioner Rosalie Peddle unveils the new vision for The Salvation Army’s international women’s ministries at a launch event in February 2020
Salvationists and friends welcome the Peddles back to their home division of Newfoundland and Labrador during a visit in September 2022
Commissioner Rosalie Peddle waves the Army flag as General Brian Peddle looks on during anniversary celebrations in the Ghana Tty in 2022
The Peddle family gathers to celebrate Christmas in 2021. From left, Adam, Stephanie, Thomas and Kayla Forystek; “Pop” and “Nan” (General Brian Peddle and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle); Kheri, Mjr Tim, Bella, Mjr Krista and Aleks Andrews. Mjrs Krista and Tim are COs at Richmond Hill CC, Ont. 

A Lifetime of Service

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