Inspire Conference & Congress 2023 Canada and Bermuda Territory Web Banner

Keynote Speakers

General Brian Peddle and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle headshot

General Brian Peddle and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle

The General and Commissioner Rosalie are officers of the Canada and Bermuda Territory, originating from the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Commissioner Rosalie was commissioned in 1976 and the General in 1977, prior to their marriage in 1978.

Their combined ministry has seen them serve at corps, divisional, territorial and international headquarters. Following appointments in their home territory, the General and Commissioner Peddle served in the New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa, and United Kingdom and Ireland Territories before returning to lead the Canada and Bermuda Territory. Their service at International Headquarters commenced in September 2014 as the International Secretary and Zonal Secretary for Women’s Ministries in the Americas and Caribbean zone, prior to being appointed as Chief of the Staff and World Secretary for Women’s Ministries on 1 November 2015.

 It was on 25 May 2018 that the then Chief of the Staff, Commissioner Brian Peddle, was elected as the 21st General of The Salvation Army, taking up office on 3 August 2018, with Commissioner Rosalie serving as the World President of Women’s Ministries.

Both the General and Commissioner Rosalie are graduates of The Salvation Army’s Executive Leaders Programme from Simon Fraser University in Canada, and Commissioner Rosalie has a BA Biblical and Theological Studies.

 Outside of their ministry, the General and Commissioner Rosalie enjoy cycling and hiking. Family is important and the General and Commissioner Rosalie love their two daughters, sons-in-law and their five grandchildren, with FaceTime conversations being the highlight of their day.

Commissioners Floyd and Tracey Tidd headshot

Commissioners Floyd and Tracey Tidd

Commissioners Floyd and Tracey Tidd were born and raised in Sudbury, Ont., where they began their journey in Christian faith with The Salvation Army as children in Sunday school. After high school, Floyd’s pursuit of a career in medicine resulted in a bachelor’s degree in science. Not long after, Floyd and Tracey accepted God’s call to officership and entered the College for Officer Training in Toronto in 1984. A sense of the privilege of being “partners in the gospel” (see Philippians 1:3-5) was instilled during those years of training.

 Since their commissioning, the Tidds have ministered in a variety of appointments as associate officers, church planters, divisional youth leaders, rural and city corps officers, as well as in administrative assignments at the territorial level in the areas of youth and children’s ministries and corps ministries. Tracey was also a chaplain at Broadview Village, a facility for adults with developmental disabilities.

Prior to becoming chief secretary and territorial secretary for women’s ministries for Canada and Bermuda, Floyd and Tracey served as divisional leaders for the Ontario Central-East Division.

 The Tidds became territorial leaders of the Australia Southern Territory in 2013. In 2016, they oversaw the amalgamation of the Australia Eastern and Australia Southern territories as foundational national leaders. In 2018, the Tidds were appointed as the inaugural territorial leaders of the Australia Territory. 

In 2019, the Tidds commenced their appointments as territorial leaders for the Canada and Bermuda Territory, with Floyd serving as the territorial commander and Tracey as the territorial president of women’s ministries.  

Floyd has a master’s degree in theological studies from Toronto’s Tyndale Seminary and is a graduate of the Arrow Executive Leadership program. Floyd and Tracey bring unique gifts, learnings and experience to their roles. They count it a privilege to serve in partnership with officers, soldiers, adherents, employees and friends of The Salvation Army, both internationally and at home in the Canada and Bermuda Territory.

Commissioners Floyd and Tracey Tidd celebrate their two children Kaleena and Christopher, daughter-in-law, Kalyn, and son-in-law, Anthony, who keep them real; and grandson, Arlo, and granddaughters Lillian, Aurelia, Ruth and Ottavia, who keep them young. 

Reggie McNeal headshot

Reggie McNeal

For more than 30 years, Christian thought leader Reggie McNeal has dedicated himself to helping everyday people and other leaders pursue more intentional lives. His professional experience is wide-ranging, including serving as a denominational executive, congregational leader, leadership coach, the founding pastor of a new church, and more. He has also lectured and taught as adjunct faculty for multiple seminaries, served as a church ministry consultant and advised in the business sector. In addition to his many books, Reggie has contributed to numerous denominational publications and church leadership journals. 

Reggie will explore why Jesus taught us to pray “thy kingdom come” and not “thy church come.” The church clearly plays an important role in God’s plans, but have we given it too much emphasis? Have we confused a means of participating in God’s kingdom with the kingdom itself? From his book, Kingdom Come, Reggie will reveal why it’s crucial to realign the church’s mission with God’s ultimate kingdom agenda. He will help us discover how we can get in on—and help lead—the kingdom movement currently underway, helping the kingdom break into our hearts and out into the world.

Jeff Lockyer headshot

Jeff Lockyer

Jeff Lockyer is the lead pastor of Southridge Community Church, a multi-site, missional church in the Niagara Region of Ontario. A former national team long-distance runner, Jeff also chairs the board of the Global Leadership Network Canada and is the founder of Leaders’ Village (@leadersvillage), a network of church leaders who embrace the way of Jesus together. He has recently released his first book, Finding Our Way: Reclaiming the First-Century Church in the Twenty-First Century.

In today’s church, it seems the functions of “gathering at the temple” and “meeting in each other’s homes” have been separated from “selling their possessions and serving the poor.” In the Salvation Army context, missional expressions and operationalized compassion and justice are often distinct from local church work. In comparison, Southridge Community Church is based on a model of “Anchor Causes” that define each of its church sites. Focusing on homelessness, migrant farm workers and low-income families, Southridge Community Church has integrated compassion and justice into the fabric of how they disciple people in their faith.

Jeff will describe Southridge Community Church’s quarter-century journey towards operationalizing and integrating mission, and their ongoing commitment to transfer church leadership to the next generation.

Ann Voskamp headshot

Ann Voskamp

Ann Voskamp, a farmer’s wife and mother of seven, is the author of four New York Times bestsellers, The Broken Way, The Greatest Gift, Unwrapping the Greatest Gift and the 60-week New York Times bestseller, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies and been translated into more than 20 languages. Named by Christianity Today as one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today, Ann knows unspoken brokenness, big country skies and an intimacy with God that touches tender places. Co-founder of, Ann is a passionate advocate for the marginalized and oppressed around the globe, partnering with Mercy House Global, Compassion International and artisans around the world through her fair-trade community, Grace Crafted Home. She and her husband took a leap of faith to restore a 125-year-old stone church into The Village Table, a place where everyone has a seat and belongs. Join the journey at or instagram/annvoskamp.