USA Central Territory Department of Women’s Ministries
Territorial Women’s Ministries Secretary: Major Jolene Hull
Major Jolene Hull grew up as a Salvation Army officers kid in the Midwest. As a young person she thought she would be either an elementary school teacher or a school/family counselor; and in 1991 she completed her bachelor’s degree in elementary education with plans to be a school teacher in the St. Louis, Missouri area.
In June of 1991, she married the love of her life Daniel Hull, Jr. It was thought that St. Louis would be their life time home, but this was short lived. By 1994 the decision was made to be Officers in The Salvation Army and in 1996 they were commissioned with the Messengers of the Truth session.
Since that time Major Jolene Hull has served with her husband as Corps Officers in Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
She has also had stand alone appointments in three divisions where she has served as Volunteer Director, Women’s Ministries Secretary, Candidate’s Secretary, and Program Secretary. Currently she is the Territorial Women’s Ministries Secretary in the Program Department of the Central Territory.
Jolene enjoys visiting new people and places, taking trips with the family, and sitting by a wood burning fire. Her passion is to help others grow in their understanding and love for self, others, and Christ.
The Hulls have four children Kirsten, Andrew, Nicholas, and Alex.
“If you knew me, you would know…” – My personal mission is to imagine, innovate, inspire, and influence.
Administrative Services Coordinator: Sharon Collins
Sharon Collins accepted Christ at a very young age. With a background in nonprofit and philanthropy, the only knowledge of The Salvation Army was through thrift stores and monetary donations. Determining where the future would lead in her professional life, Sharon was offered a position at The Salvation Army. “It was truly a gift from God.” Sharon began her employment with The Salvation Army in the Personnel Department and after a few years, accepted a position in the Women’s Ministries Department. She enjoys volunteering for the food pantry and during the Christmas season at The Oakbrook Terrace corps. In her spare time, Sharon enjoys meditation, poetry, and spending time with loved ones.
Favorite scripture: ‘Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.’ (Phillipians 2:3-4, NIV)
“If you knew me, you would know…” – I was born on the south side of Chicago; however, I’m a north-sider at heart. Go Cubs!!!
Ministries Program Specialist: Heather Hanton
Heather has a lifelong history in The Salvation Army. Born in California, Heather has lived all over the United States, which includes three territories: the West, the Central, and the South.
Over the years Heather has served The Salvation Army at the Divisional level in Christian Education, Music, and Character Building. With a degree in Christian Education, her main focus has been youth development. However, before coming back to the Central Territory, Heather served full time for five years in Women’s Ministries at the Clearwater Citadel Corps in Florida. Now she is back home beginning a new career as Ministries Specialist at Territorial Headquarters.
Heather keeps busy and engaged by managing the department’s social media outlets and website, hosting the Prepare Podcast, planning women’s events, writing, and curating the women’s community program Embrace.
As a full-time working wife and mother of two, Heather still manages to make the local programs at her corps a priority, engaging in the Women’s Ministries small group, Songsters, and as Sunday School teacher for the High School class. Being a part of both the youth and adult programs allows her mentoring opportunities of the young women into future Women’s Ministries members.
Favorite scripture: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
“If you knew me you would know…” I love coffee, I love to sing, and I love Jesus!
Hear Heather on the Prepare Podcast HERE.
Territorial Leader for Leader Development and President of Women’s Ministries: Commissioner Heidi Bailey
Heidi is a hugger, and is happy in her home territory as Territorial Leader for Leader Development and President of Women’s Ministries in USA Central! She loves the Lord, who has loved, saved and called her.
She has loved the same man for more than 40 years, and has loved every minute of her 35+ years of shared Salvation Army officership with Brad.
Daughters Danielle and Lindsey grew up with their folks in South America, and now live in Atlanta and Chicago, respectively.
Heidi now shares her heart with 3 other men in her life; grandsons Micah and Eli, and Danielle’s husband, Jeremy Rowland.
Got coffee? Invite Heidi!
“If you knew me you would know…” I love life, and know no strangers! I love to laugh and get together with friends, and a good cup of coffee!
Territorial Leader Development Secretary: Colonel Janice Howard
I love God, I love people, and I love life.
God – I grew up attending church and hearing stories about God. It is through those stories that I learned to trust and love the Lord. I have never left the posture. Having a personal relationship with God has brought love, comfort, challenge, trust, newness, and excitement. I always want to be in a close relationship with Him. I love God!
People – When I think about people I am filled with an entire gamut of emotions from laughing to crying. People are fascinating with their own stories, which relate to His-story. We are all connected. Those people include my husband, a man of integrity, my intelligent and compassionate son who still loves his mother, and my perfect and adorable grandson, who is the best grandson in the entire world! I love people!
Life – Every day is an adventure, filled with choices and opportunities. Exciting and precious! Life brings intrigue; after all, it is a journey with God and other people. My life has been filled with 34 years of officership, living in three different countries, traveling to many places around the world, meeting people who are different and yet the same, and the list continues. I love life!
If you knew me, you would know… People are precious to me, I love to be outside, and practicing spiritual disciplines gives me deeper life in Christ.