Following conversation with the General-Elect, I am happy to announce that he has chosen and appointed Commissioner Edward Hill to be Chief of the Staff and Commissioner Shelley Hill to be World Secretary for Women’s Ministries effective from August 3, 2023.

Commissioned in June 1993 in the U.S.A. Western Territory, Edward and Shelley Hill began their shared ministry as officers in the beautiful island of Hawaii at Leeward. Two years later, they were appointed to divisional headquarters as divisional youth leaders where they served until July 1995, when they were appointed to training college work.

Further corps leadership experience was theirs at Pasadena Tabernacle Corps from February 2002. In June 2008, Majors Hill were appointed to lead the Hawaii/Pacific Division, as divisional commander and divisional director of women’s ministries. They were subsequently appointed to territorial headquarters in June 2012—Major Edward Hill as secretary for program and Major Shelley as women’s ministries secretary.

In July 2016, their first experience of international service came to them as they were appointed to the Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar Territory as chief secretary and territorial secretary for women’s ministries. Further international service opportunities came in November 2018 with their appointments to the Canada and Bermuda Territory as chief secretary and territorial secretary for women’s ministries.

May 2021 saw the Hills, with promotion to the rank of commissioner, assuming responsibility as zonal leaders for the Americas and Caribbean Zone, based at International Headquarters in London, England. In these roles they have served in various capacities: Edward Hill is a SAITCo director as well as a member of The General’s Council and International Appointments Board and Shelley Hill is a member of the International Finance Board, The General’s Council and International Appointments Board as well as taking the lead in the zonal department on all mission and community projects and modern slavery and human trafficking response.

Commissioner Edward Hill holds a master of Christian education and a master of divinity and Commissioner Shelley Hill is a graduate of the Arrow Executive Leadership Course.

I know you will join me in assuring Commissioners Hill of thoughts and prayers as they prepare themselves in heart and mind to take on the onerous duties that will be theirs in support of our new international leaders.

Yours sincerely,

Brian Peddle



On Thursday, July 6, 2023, Roy Randell said:

I remember meeting the Hill's at a Christmas gathering for retired Officers in Barrie, Ontario,Canada. They impressed me as very caring and genuine couple. They certainly were able to move freely among Officers with a caring word for all. Wish them every blessing and inspiration from the Lord as they take up their new appointments.

On Friday, June 9, 2023, Shayne Stanton said:

Having met the Commissioners during their appointments in the Canada Bermuda Territory, I want to wish them all the best as they further their ministry in this leadership position, also pray for them and our new General as they begin new ministry journey's.

On Thursday, June 8, 2023, Marion Hewines said:

God Bless Our New General and the New Chief of Staff

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