The Salvation Army is led by officers – ordained ministers – who supervise the many programs and services provided in your area. They also serve as administrators, counselors and youth leaders.
Lt. Colonels Charles H. Smith and Sharon Smith have been appointed as Divisional Commander and Director of Women’s Ministries respectively for The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division.
The Smiths previously served in the same capacity at the Kansas and Western Missouri Division of The Salvation Army. The Smiths are no strangers to Chicago or Illinois, having served for 17 years in several prior leadership positions in Chicago, Peoria and in Des Plaines, Illinois, at the Salvation Army Central Territory for 11 Midwestern states.
The Smiths have served as officers in The Salvation Army for 37 years, bringing a wealth of leadership experience, vision, ministry and community service.
They are supported by numerous officers, dedicated staff and board members.
Lt. Colonel Charles Smith
Lt. Colonel Sharon Smith
Director of Women's Ministries
Major David Fulton
Major Gay Ann Fulton
Community Cares Ministries Secretary
Major Kjell Steinsland
Secretary for Business
Major Vicki Steinsland
Secretary for Program
Major Debra Pascoe
Womens Ministries Secretary
Captains Michael Sjogren
Captain Kristina Sjogren
A/Captain Ketsia Diaz
Character Building Ministries Secretary
Major David Dalberg
Emergency Disaster Services Director
Major Debra Dalberg
Older Adult Ministries Director
Social Services Director
R. Scott Justvig, CFRE
Executive Director of Development and Communications
The Chicago Advisory Board is comprised of community and business leaders dedicated to helping The Salvation Army fulfill its mission of serving our most vulnerable neighbors throughout the greater Chicagoland area. Members serve in an advisory capacity, helping the Army deliver its services in and the most caring and efficient manner possible.
The Salvation Army Echelon seeks to mobilize the next generation for The Salvation Army by providing opportunities for young adults to engage with the organization through volunteerism, fundraising and advocacy among other young professionals.