Salvation Army Canada - About Corps Ministries

About Corps Ministries

The Corps Ministries Department exists to serve and inspire divisional and corps leadership teams with customized resources; to raise up healthy reproducing churches that fulfill the great commission in the spirit of the great commandment.

The corps ministries department at territorial headquarters provides a wide range of resources to assist ministry workers at the corps level.    

Major D Binner

CORPS MINISTRIES SECRETARY

Major Doug Binner: Coordinates the efforts of 10 consultants, nurtures strong connections with Divisional Commanders and their teams;  assesses the needs of our front line ministries across the territory in order to prioritize and customize the resources and support of the corps ministries team.

 

MEN’S MINISTRIES CONSULTANT

Engenders team work, cooperation and prayer to mobilize Men’s Ministries in this territory; strategically and systematically assesses and resources new and existing Men's Ministries with tools for regular gatherings and retreat events. Visit the Men's Ministries page for more information.

P Marshall

IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE SERVICES LIAISON

Paula Marshall: Fosters welcoming communities for newcomers across the territory through providing ministry resources to assist with settlement; facilitates the refugee sponsorship process, from the beginning with government forms to the end of the sponsorship transition, acting as a liaison between corps, sponsors, the government, and refugees. Visit the Immigrant & Refugee Services information page.

P Thomas

COMMUNITY AND FAMILY SERVICES CONSULTANT

Peter Thomas: Provides consultant services to corps with active Family Services, offers coaching, service evaluation, resources, strategic thinking guidance, networking of ideas and ministry opportunities, and planning for Family Services ministry enhancement. Visit the Community Family Services page.

 G Winsor

ADULT MINISTRIES CONSULTANT AND PROJECT COORDINATOR

Major Gail Winsor: Provides oversight and resources to Community Care Ministries, Adult Fellowship and Older Adult Ministries,  Celebrate Recovery, Healing and Wholeness programs; resources include program outlines, annual campaigns and recognition Sundays with posters and bulletins, tools such as powerpoint programs; leadership training and coaching of divisional representatives, monitoring of Armatus screening. As Project Coordinator she will assist with the planning and organizing of the Learning Cohorts and other educational opportunities.

J Watson

CORPS HEALTH AND PLANTING CONSULTANT

James Watson: Provides research, resources, coaching and training for starting new corps‎ and for congregational renewal; organizes and conducts several distance learning opportunities with special guest speakers and intensive coaching experiences

S Russell

INDIGENOUS MINISTRIES CONSULTANT

Major Shari Russell: Provides spiritual and practical guidance and empowers First Nations (Indigenous) people for leadership; proactively educates and enables local personnel for effective spiritual and practical ministry with First Nations (Indigenous) people.

Several program opportunities are available such as: The Blanket Exercise - an interactive teaching resource; seminars on Indigenous Spirituality & Culture; active engagement with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Actions; assistance with Community Development with local Indigenous communities.

D Stoops

COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT

Darlene Stoops: Ensures that there is regular contact with corps ministry personnel across the territory through website content, a monthly newsletter, social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter.  Manages projects such the Annual Ministry Review, Home Missions Focus Fund, SAMIS helpdesk, and input into new software development for corps.

T Eskander

STEWARDSHIP RESOURCES CONSULTANT

Tharwat Eskander: Conducts intensive stewardship research and evaluations to corps across the territory, including financial, material  and people resources. Most often on site campaigns include time with the Ministry Board/Corps Council, a corps dinner and special Sunday, bringing a holistic and biblical perspective to the challenges of stewardship.

Y Namasivayam

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Yvonne Namasivayam: Provides administrative assistance to the department head and the CMD, manages departmental budgets, organizes and coordinates conference details, registration and travel arrangements for several department conferences. Takes care of all financial related tasks for the department, processing overseas Soldier transfers, retirement and/or long service recognition certificates for the Territory.

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