May 23, 2023

The Salvation Army Quincy Area Command is excited to announce a change in leadership beginning June 28. Captains Rich and Linnea Forney, currently serving as corps officers in Elgin, Illinois, will replace Majors Trevor and Shelly McClintock as The Salvation Army Quincy Area Command Leaders and Senior Kroc Officers. Majors Trevor and Shelly have received new appointments as Divisional Commanders at The Salvation Army Wisconsin Upper Michigan Division in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


"Captains Rich and Linnea are the best of the best," stated Major Shelley McClintock. "They have proven themselves capable, creative, and committed Salvation Army officers. We are thrilled to support them as they take on this new challenge and opportunity. We know they will lead and serve The Salvation Army Quincy Area Command with distinction."


Captains Rich and Linnea Forney have been officers in The Salvation Army for 12 years. Prior to their officership, the couple worked for The Salvation Army for almost 20 years in Youth and Family Ministries. They have served in three different communities in that time, including Elgin, IL, Aurora, IL, and right here in Quincy. "We are so blessed to be returning to Quincy and serving the surrounding communities," stated Captain Rich Forney.


The Forneys have been married for 30 years and have two adult children. Captain Linnea is from Escanaba, Michigan, and Captain Rich calls Chicago home, although he's lived in North Dakota, Michigan, Kansas, and Argentina. Together they have been on several mission trips and love youth ministries.


Linnea is completing her Bachelor's in Practical Ministries and operated state-licensed childcare facilities for 15 years prior to being an officer. Captain Rich has a Master's in Pastoral Leadership and Bachelor's in Practical Ministries from Olivet Nazarene University. He recently returned from the six-week International College for Officer Training in London with international leaders and 40 delegates. The Captains enjoy working together as they complement each other in ministry leadership.


"I'm excited to return and join the staff and advisory board in leading the ongoing ministries taking place in Quincy," stated Captain Linnea. "We are honored to be appointed here again and look forward to seeing the changes since we left ten years ago. The Quincy Area Command's leadership team is nationally recognized throughout The Salvation Army. It's a privilege to rejoin this team."

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