Change of command at Salvation Army Wichita
There's going to be a change at the top at the Salvation Army in Wichita.
After more than five years, Wichita City Commander Major Douglas Rowland and his wife, Major Janet Rowland, are being relocated to the Kansas and Western Missouri Headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri.
“Wichita is a compassionate community, and it’s been our pleasure to be a part of it,” said Major Rowland. “We’re sad to be leaving, but we plan to come back and visit when we can.”
"During the years the Rowlands have been in Wichita, they have successfully led the Salvation Army's charitable programs through a difficult and changing period in our local and national economy,” said The Salvation Army in Wichita’s current Advisory Board Chair Mr. Wayne Wallace. “They did this while preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and finding ways to meet human needs in the Wichita community without discrimination."
“We are grateful for the good work of Majors Doug and Janet Rowland,” said former Advisory Board Chair Dr. Elizabeth King. “They quickly embraced our community and demonstrated a heart for those who are under served and need the services of The Salvation Army. We will miss them and wish them well as they continue to follow God’s will for their ministry.”
“Majors Doug and Janet Rowland have served the Wichita community so very well as leaders of the Salvation Army,” said the 2012 Mission of Hope Chair and Salvation Army Advisory Board Member Mr. David White. “ When I was first invited to join the Salvation Army Advisory Board, I was so deeply impressed by Doug’s desire to always maintain the ministry of the Army and allocate resources in the most effective and efficient manner.”
The new Wichita City Commander, Major Glen Caddy, and his wife, Major Carole Caddy, arrive next month in Wichita.