MEET THE TEAM 

    College for Officer Training staff are responsible for implementing and integrating CFOT’s strategy, vision and policies to achieve desired training outcomes. We are a group of deeply committed Christians who share a passion for training and educating cadets, auxiliary-lieutenants, auxiliary-captains and officers. CFOT staff help people respond to their call to ministry and service, succeed in training and achieve their goals as they share hope, spread the love of Jesus and help transform lives.

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    Major Deana Zelinsky, BA, MA

    A Salvation Army officer for 21 years, currently serving as Training Principal, giving oversight to Candidates, CFOT training and the officer training 8-Year Plan.

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    Major Margaret McLeod, MTS

    A Salvation Army officer for 29 years, currently serving as Assistant Training Principal.

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    Major Kelly Rideout

    A Salvation Army officer for 31 years, currently serving as Theological Formation Coordinator.

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    Major (Dr) Geraldine (Gerry) Lindholm, DMin

    A Salvation Army officer for 19 years, currently serving as Coordinator for Curriculum and Field-Based Training.

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    Major Paul Rideout

    A Salvation Army officer for 29 years, currently serving as Spiritual Life Development Coordinator and Personnel Officer.

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    Captain Shawna Goulding

    A Salvation Army officer for nine years, serving as Mission and Ministry Formation Coordinator.

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    Dr. Michael Boyce, BA (Hons), MA, PhD

    Has served with The Salvation Army for over 15 years in education, currently serving as Director of Program Implementation for the new 8-Year Plan training model.

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    Joy Ball

    A lifelong Salvationist, currently serving as Executive Assistant to the Training College Principal and Assistant Training Principal.

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    Shona Burditt

    A lifelong Salvationist, currently serving as the Candidates Project Coordinator.

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    Janah Vitalicio

    Has worked at The Salvation Army since 2021 and currently serves as Administrative Coordinator for Candidates and Youth Departments.