The Salvation Army Appoints New National Leaders
Commissioners David and Sharron Hudson bring 42 years of experience
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Sept. 5) – General André Cox, world leader of The Salvation Army, has appointed Commissioners David and Sharron Hudson to serve as the National Commander and National President of Women’s Ministries for The Salvation Army USA, respectively. Commissioners Hudson follow in the footsteps of Commissioners David and Barbara Jeffrey, who have retired after serving a combined 96 years as Salvation Army officers.
In his new role, Commissioner David Hudson will lead a network of 3,559 officers, 65,469 employees and 3.2 million volunteers serving in more than 7,500 centers of operation throughout the United States. He will also act as chairman of the national board of trustees and will be responsible for presiding over triannual commissioners’ conferences, which bring together the key executive leaders of The Salvation Army’s four territories in the United States.
“I am honored and privileged to lead The Salvation Army’s efforts to help Americans facing a variety of needs, from drug and alcohol rehabilitation to rent and utility assistance to disaster response,” said Commissioner David Hudson. “I hope to be a voice for all those in need in our country.”
Commissioner Sharron Hudson will work alongside leaders of the four territories in the United States to lead The Salvation Army’s Women’s Ministries, which work to empower and equip women in all facets of life.
Commissioners Hudson have served together as Salvation Army officers for more than 42 years – 14 as corps officers and the rest in Western Territory leadership roles. Throughout their careers, they’ve been appointed to positions in Oregon, Idaho, southern California and, most recently, Alexandria, Virginia.
Commissioner David Hudson most recently served as The Salvation Army USA’s National Chief Secretary, while Commissioner Sharron Hudson served as National Secretary for Women’s Ministries and National Representative of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Services.
Commissioner David Hudson has a Degree in Business Management and a Master of Science Degree in Leadership. Commissioner Sharron Hudson has a Masters Degree in Christian Leadership.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. For every dollar donated to The Salvation Army, 82 cents is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). For more information, go to SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.