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Territorial Leadership


On 1 March 2016 The Salvation Army announced the unification of its Australia Southern and Australia Eastern territories.

As part of this restructure The Salvation Army adopted a National Cabinet on 1 August 2017. Throughout the transition process each territory will be headed by a Chief Secretary who will have increased responsibility in overseeing the day-to-day operations. 

National Cabinet

National Commander Commissioner Floyd Tidd           
National President of Women’s Ministries Commissioner Tracey Tidd
National Chief Secretary Colonel Mark Campbell
National Secretary for Women’s Ministries
and Advocate for Gender Equity
Colonel Julie Campbell
National Assistant Chief Secretary Lt-Colonel Winsome Merrett
National Secretary for Spiritual Life Development  Captain Lance Jeffrey
National Secretary for Business Support Lt-Colonel Stuart Evans
National Secretary for Mission (Program) Lt-Colonel Lyn Edge 
National Secretary for Personnel Lt-Colonel Kelvin Merrett
National Secretary for Communications Lt-Colonel Neil Venables

Australia Eastern Territory Leadership

Lt-Colonel Kelvin Pethybridge


Chief Secretary

Lt-Colonel Kelvin Pethybridge is an Officer in The Salvation Army’s Australia Eastern Territory. He is currently holding the position of Chief Secretary in Charge. Kelvin has been a Salvation Army Officer for over thirty years entering the Training College in Bexley North, Sydney in 1981. His previous appointment was as the Divisional Commander for the Central and North Queensland Division. Kelvin has also served as a Corps Officer, Divisional Youth & Candidates Secretary and Divisional Secretary, 2IC and Secretary for Business Administration. He has a Bachelor of Professional Studies and Master in Administrative Leadership with the University of New England and has a keen interest in Change Management and Organisational Change.

Lt-Colonel Cheralynne Pethybridge


Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries

Lt-Colonel Cheralynne Pethybridge entered the Salvation Army Training College in Bexley North, Sydney in 1981 and has served as an Officer for thirty five years. Working together with her husband Lt. Colonel Kelvin Pethybridge as Territorial Leaders for the Australian Eastern Territory, Lt. Colonel Cheralynne’s current role is Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries. Prior to her current role she was Assistant Personnel Secretary for Australia Eastern Territory. Lt. Colonel Cheralynne has also held the roles of Divisional Director of Women’s Ministries and Divisional Secretary for Officer Personnel. In this capacity she served alongside her husband as Divisional Leaders in the Central & North Queensland Division, which covered a vast area from Bundaberg to Cairns and west to Mount Isa and entailed travelling many miles visiting Salvation Army Corps and Social Centres. Lt. Colonel Cheralynne has served as Divisional Candidate Secretary, Divisional Resource Mission Director/Corps and in Women’s Ministries, and also as a Corps Officer in small and large Corps throughout the Territory.

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