Meet the Messengers of the Kingdom - Salvation Army Canada

Messengers of the Kingdom (2018-2020)
College for Officer Training, Winnipeg

Messengers of the Kingdom 
Alecia Barrow
Pathway Community Church, Paradise, and Park Street Citadel, Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland & Labrador Division

Discovering my call to officership took several years. Looking back, I can see that God has given me opportunities and people that have stepped into my life to guide and shape my path. Even when I didn't see the potential in myself, others were there to gently push and support me to discover the direction in which God was leading me.

Messengers of the Kingdom
Kathryn Dueck
Heritage Park Temple, Winnipeg, Prairie Division

My family has always been supportive of my often difficult journey. I especially credit one late-night talk with my mother when I suddenly and clearly knew that I was called to be an officer. This was the culmination of many years of hedging, questioning and longing. My journey has rarely been easy, but God has treated me with great kindness, faithfully equipping me for this call one step at a time.

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Sarah Evangeline
Chatham-Kent Ministries, Ontario Great Lakes Division

Our calling is to love Jesus and to share that love with others. More specifically, part of my calling is to help others. More specifically, part of my calling is to help coach and counsel women, helping guide them into who God has made them to be. I'm hoping God will use CFOT as a place where I can cling to him more and more every day so he can strengthen me to be all he wants me to be.

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Danielle Feltham
Winterberry Heights Church, Stoney Creek, Ontario Great Lakes Division

I first felt God's call when I was a little girl. As I grew up, there were many professions that I considered, but becoming an officer was always one of them. It eventually reached a point where I could not picture myself doing anything else except following the call that God placed on my heart.


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Stephen Frank
Harbour Light Community Church, Toronto, Ontario Central-East Division

Officership is about allowing God to guide me to do what is required to build the Kingdom of God. It is about listening to those around me and preparing for the unexpected and to be amazed at the work God will do in my life and our world.

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April Keeping
Brantford Community Church, Ontario Great Lakes Division

I felt God's call on my life at a leadership weekend in April 2017. My husband, Brandon, and I met officers who had a similar story to ours, which made me realize God was calling me to officership. We prayer with our corps officer when we returned home and were able to discern God's clear, surprising call on our lives.

Messengers of the Kingdom
Brandon Keeping
Brantford Community Church, Ontario Great Lakes Division

Officership is a vehicle to live out God's calling on my life. My wife, April, and I will be able to work together as a team to bring the good news to those who need it most. I'm excited to be part of a community of leaders who are all serving differently toward the same goal: saving souls.

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Bill Mailman
Berkshire Citadel Community Church, Calgary, Alberta & Northern Territories Division

During a sermon series on following God's call, our corps officer asked what is the scariest thing God could ask us to do. My wife and I turned to each other and jokingly said, "Officership." Our officer concluded the series by stating that if God calls us to something, we should just do it. We discovered that God had been working on us separately and we have chosen to accept his call.

Messengers of the Kingdom
Renee Mailman
Berkshire Citadel Community Church, Calgary, Alberta & Northern Territories Division

Officership means full-time ministry, getting out there to meet the needs of people and fulfilling the calling that God has placed on my life. I believe my time at the training college will equip me for service by increasing my knowledge and providing practical experience in ministry.

Messengers of the Kingdom
Emily Newbury
Scarborough Citadel, Toronto, Ontario Central-East Division

Officership means making myself available to God's leading through The Salvation Army. By becoming an officer, I am willing to go and take the good news while I journey with people as they experience the joys and hardships of life.

Messengers of the Kingdom
Kyron Newbury
Scarborough Citadel, Toronto, Ontario Central-East Division

My call of officership started when I was 13. God spoke to me through a youth leader at my corps at the time, Bracebridge Community Church in Ontario, when he was urged to pray with me at the altar over my call to ministry. Though that was a defining moment in my calling, there have been many other conversations, Bible verses, sermons and songs that have spoken to me at different times to show me that this is what God wants me to do.

Messengers of the Kingdom
Bob Roffel
Belleville Citadel, Ontario Central-East Division

Officership is an opportunity to serve God in a movement centered in holiness and work within the body of Christ to fulfill his greatest commandments - to love God and my neighbours on his behalf. As an officer, I will represent God to those around me, care for their needs and make disciples.

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Susan Roffel
Belleville Citadel, Ontario Central-East Division

Hearing an invitation at an open-air meeting to have a friend that would never leave me is when I first heard God's call. Throughout my life the yearning to serve humanity through The Salvation Army was always there. Doors opened and closed along the way because of life's choices, but God used me where I was to be his hands and feet. I believe he is answering a desire of my heart to serve within the ranks of the Army.

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Andrew Sweet
The Willows - A Community Church of The Salvation Army, Langley, British Columbia Division

When I was 17, I told God I wanted a deeper relationship with him, one that would take me into the unknown where I have to trust him fully. Officership is my response to God when he said, "Come, follow me." He is bringing me to a place where I have to fully trust and obey, where I can serve people who are lost and hurting.

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Olivia Campbell-Sweet
The Willows - A Community Church of The Salvation Army, Langley, British Columbia Division

After a radical encounter with the Lord at 18, I realized that my dream of becoming a lawyer would be modified when he revealed that I was called to officership. I let the Lord soften me over three years and he had revealed that my future, my true calling as an officer, is better than I could dream.