New Salvation Army officers arrive in Salt Lake City

The Salvation Army is pleased to announce the appointment of Captain James Combs and Lieutenant Kate Combs as new corps officers in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

As commissioned officers for The Salvation Army, the Combs have dedicated their lives, skills, and service to members of the community. They function as administrators, pastors, teachers, social workers, counselors, youth leaders, and musicians.

Captain James Combs has been engaged with The Salvation Army since 2013, receiving an Associate of Arts in Ministries from The Salvation Army College for Officer’s Training in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. He served as a corps officer and business officer before coming to Utah.  He previously was a Youth Program Coordinator in Arizona.

Lieutenant Kate Combs has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Manchester, Masters of Music from Penn State University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Iowa. She recently received an Associate of Arts in Ministries from The Salvation Army College for Officer’s Training.  A native of London, England, she has served The Salvation Army in Pasadena CA, Washington DC, Virginia, and Texas. She previously was a teaching assistant at the University of Iowa and Penn State University.

“We are excited to welcome Captain James and Lt. Kate to the Salt Lake City Corps and know they will make a difference in our community,” said Major Mike Dickinson, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army’s Intermountain Division. “The Salvation Army is blessed to have such dedicated officers who will care for those they serve and minister to every day.”  

The Salvation Army has been supporting those in need without discrimination since 1865. Thousands of Utahns receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, utility assistance, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter for the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 

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