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Commanding Officers

The Salvation Army in Fairfield County is under the leadership of Captains Bryan and Laura DeMichael, who were appointed as Corps Commanding Officers in June 2014. The DeMichaels come from extensive Salvation Army backgrounds, dating back five generations. Fairfield County is the DeMichaels fourth Worship and Service Center in command as a married team.  As of June 2019, the DeMichaels' became the longest tenured officers in the 120-year history of The Salvation Army in Fairfield County.

Captain Bryan DeMichael is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in public relations, and a graduate of Malone University with a Master of Arts in church administration and leadership. Captain Laura DeMichael is a graduate of The Salvation Army’s School for Officers Training with an associate’s degree in occupational leadership. Both Bryan and Laura received their ordination as Salvation Army officers from The Salvation Army’s School for Officers Training in Suffern, NY.

The DeMichaels have one daughter, Madison, and are proud to call Lancaster home.


Advisory Board of Directors

The advisory board of directors volunteer their time and talents to help fulfill the mission of The Salvation Army in Fairfield County. Our current advisory board includes:

Bob Heath, Chairperson

Todd Lape, Vice Chairperson

Gurpreet Singh, Secretary

Whitney Brown, Treasurer

Jack Burnside, Life Member

Joe Barrows

Eric Brown

Joe Carson

Temple Custer-Montanez

Wayne Custer

Ken Culver

Jason Foster

Tom Hammer

Dan Fisher

Georgia Hart

Don McDaniel

Dr. Jonathan Nusbaum

Barbara Ramsey

Marjory Trishman

Barb Wolf