The Salvation Army of Northeast Ohio announces New Divisional Leadership
Cleveland, Ohio – (July 21th, 2020): The Salvation Army of Northeast Ohio Divisional Headquarters, located at 2507 E. 22nd St. in Cleveland, is excited to announce the arrival of their new Divisional Commander and Divisional Director of Women’s Ministries, Major Cindy-Lou Drummond. As Divisional Commander, Major Drummond will provide leadership and oversight in the overall operations and policies for The Salvation Army’s corps community centers, which provide social services to individuals and families in need. These 37 corps centers, spread out across 36 counties in Northeast and Northwest Ohio, also include an onsite church that has Sunday worship services and other spiritual programs.
Major Drummond started her position in Northeast Ohio on July 1st, 2020, after being promoted from her role as General Secretary at The Salvation Army’s New Jersey Divisional Headquarters. “I am excited to start this new journey in the Northeast Ohio Division and become part of this community. As the leader of this division, my priority is that we strive for holistic excellence - in our personal lives, our interpersonal relationships, in our communication, in our ministry (community and congregational), and in our business dealings. When God is glorified, people will look to Him and find Him,” stated Major Drummond.
Prior to becoming a Salvation Army Officer, Major Cindy-Lou had a career as a practicing medical doctor. She graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her residency in Saginaw, Michigan. “I was Chief Resident my final year of residency. I was in private practice for a couple of years in Saginaw, MI. I left private practice to serve in an urban clinic in Saginaw that was deemed underserved. When my parents retired from active officership, I moved to Lancaster, PA and joined the Lititz Family Practice, a member of the Lancaster General Medical Group. I concluded my work with Lancaster General Medical Group as the Physician Manager for the East Petersburg Family Practice,” said Drummond.
After practicing medicine for 15 years, Major Cindy-Lou still felt the calling to officership as she felt when she was a child. In 2005, she enrolled in The Salvation Army School for Officer Training to become an officer.
“My parents are Salvation Army officers, now retired. I was influenced by their Christ-like lives and their obedience expressed through their work with The Salvation Army. As a young child, I accepted Christ as my personal Savior and soon after had an assurance of being called to be a Salvation Army officer. At the age of 12, I knew God had called me to not only officership, but to medical missions. Through God’s help, I completed my medical training as a Board-Certified Family Physician. After nearly 15 years of practice, I went to the School for Officer Training to become an officer,” stated Drummond.
Major Drummond’s vast experience as a doctor, a Salvation Army officer, her studies and master’s degree in Global Leadership, along with her current pursuit as a PHD candidate in the School of Business and Leadership at Regent University, will provide the Northeast Ohio Division with a broad range of expertise.
For the most up to date information on The Salvation Army of Northeast Ohio, contact The Salvation Army at 216.861.8185 or visit www.SalvationArmyOhio.org.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans 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, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter for the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.