22 May 2018

2018 High Council nominees

SOLEMN and contemplative moments marked the nominations process in this first stage of the election to be the 21st General of The Salvation Army. The outcome broke new ground with the nomination of the first married woman, Commissioner Jane Paone.

Accepting the nomination to be candidates are:
Commissioner Brad Bailey;
Commissioner William Cochrane;
Commissioner Kenneth Hodder;
Commissioner Jane Paone;
Commissioner Brian Peddle.

Candidates for General

In addition the following were nominated but – although humbled and appreciative of the nomination by their fellow High Council members – for varying reasons declined:
Commissioner Dick Krommenhoek;
Commissioner Benjamin Mnyampi;
Commissioner Floyd Tidd;
Commissioner Mark Tillsley.

The Vice President (Commissioner Birgitte Brekke-Clifton, International Headquarters) prayed for the candidates and the nominees who had declined before the council adjourned, enabling members to offer congratulations and greetings.

The proceedings will now pause while the candidates and spouses prepare their speeches and answers to the questions (see Chapter 6 of Inside a High Council:sar.my/iahc6).

Report by Major Christine Clement

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