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The Territorial Spiritual Life Development Team

During his term as International Leader of The Salvation Army, General Paul Rader (retired) called the Army to its knees as it entered the new millennium:

"Simply put, it is time for us to take more seriously issues related to our inner life. We owe it to our people. It is essential to maintaining the engine of commitment and passion. Our mission is energized by our spirituality. ...The cultivating and sustaining of the spiritual life of [Salvationists] is paramount" 

Called to Be God's People by Commissioner Robert Street

The international spiritual life commission report included the recommendation that human resources be given to help prioritize the inner lives of Salvationists.

International Spiritual Life Commission Report

One such outcome was the call to establish a formal commitment to intentionally make spiritual life development a top priority within the Army structure. Subsequently, Colonel Earl Robinson was appointed as Secretary for Spiritual Life Development for the International Salvation Army and was succeeded by General Linda Bond (retired).

In July 2008 the International Centre for Spiritual Life Development (CSLD) was established on the campus of the International College for Officers in London and Lt.-Colonel Janet Munn was appointed to the role of Secretary for Spiritual Life Development.

January 2017 Colonel Chris Webb was appointed International Secretary for Spiritual Life Development. Across the International Salvation Army more than fifty territories have appointed personnel in the department of spiritual life development. Eighteen years have passed and the spiritual life commission report continues to guide the priority of spiritual life.

In 2013 The Canada and Bermuda Territory appointed Commissioner Rosalie Peddle Secretary for Spiritual Life Development followed by Lt.- Colonel Ann Braund in 2014. In 2015 a review and revision of our territorial strategic priorities took place. The word "Mobilize" was chosen to communicate the essence of seven priorities: spiritual health, leadership development, social justice, integrated mission, children and youth, gospel and transformation, and discipleship. For each priority there is an appointed champion. 

Lt.- Colonel Ann Braund, the appointed champion of Territorial Spiritual Health and Wellness, has worked to build a territorial spiritual life development team. This team is made up of eight Divisional Secretaries for Spiritual Life Development, the Territorial Spiritual Director and the CFOT Director of Spiritual Formation. Together they prioritize territorial spiritual health, educate and encourage holy living, encourage all ministry units and programs to identify spiritual objectives and develop and share diverse resources to foster spiritual health, some of which you will find on this website.

In reflection of her ministry, Lt.-Colonel Ann Braund wrote a piece for The Salvationist on why the Territorial Strategic Priority of Spiritual Health and Wellness is a vital part of our ministry.

Saying Yes to God

Brief of Appointment - Territorial Secretary for Spiritual Life Development
Brief of Appointment - Divisional Secretary for Spiritual Life Development

Ann Braund


Lieutenant Colonel Ann Braund


Territorial Headquarters
Territorial Secretary for Spiritual Life Development
Brenda Allen



Major Brenda Allen 


College for Officer Training
Director of Spiritual Formation

David Ivany



Major David Ivany


Territorial Personnel Services
Spiritual Director & Pastoral Services Officer

David Grice



Major David Grice

British Columbia Division
Divisional Secretary for Spiritual Life Development 
Tonilea Cartmell


Major Tonilea Cartmell


Alberta & Northern Terriories Division
Divisional Secretary for Spiritual Life Development
Brenda Critch

Major Brenda Critch


Prairie Division
Divisional Secretary for Spiritual Life Development

Violet Barrow

Major Violet Barrow


Ontario Great Lakes Division
Divisional Secretary for Spiritual Life Development
Sandra Rice



Lieutenant Colonel Sandra Rice


Ontario Central East Division
Divisional Commander
Lauren Effer


Major Lauren Effer


Quebec Division
Divisional Secretary for Spiritual Life Development
Linda Budgell


Major Linda Budgell


Maritimes Division
Divisional Secretary for Spiritual Life Development

Wanda Loveless



Major Wanda Loveless


Newfoundland and Labrador Division
Divisional Secretary for Spiritual Life Development

Rita Pittman
Major Rita Pittman


Bermuda Division
Divisional Secretary for Spiritual Life Development