The coronavirus may be making headlines, but it’s not slowing down The Salvation Army North Texas Area Command at all. In addition to providing much needed services and programs and preparing for the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary’s Fashion Show on Tuesday, September 15, it’s had a change of leadership. Majors Barbara and Jonathan Rich have been transferred up North to Barbara’s hometown of Chicago after being in the Metroplex for the past five years.
Taking over the command are Majors Bethany and Todd Hawks, who have held many positions within the organization. Todd was commissioned in 1978 and has “served as commanding officer in several southern communities in Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.”
Prior to being commissioned in 2001, Bethany had “worked with domestic violence victims, seniors, women and children.”
In 2005 they not only got married, but Todd was “appointed to the national Headquarters of The Salvation Army as National Public Affairs Secretary and Associate Community Relations Secretary, where he assisting with marketing, communications, government and corporate relations, including development and disaster services.” Bethany took on the role of National Consultant on Youth Ministries.
In 2008 the Hawks became Area Commanders of Greater Charlotte. They moved to Atlanta in 2012 where they served as Area Commanders as well as Todd being the General Secretary for the Georgia Divisional Headquarters and Bethany assisted Officer Development. More recently they have worked in the Divisional Headquarters of North and South Carolina.
Joining Bethany and Todd in their new home will be their three children Caedon, Camden and Carsyn.
Their first official day on the job is today!
* Photo provided by The Salvation Army North Texas Area Command