Lawrence, KS – The Salvation Army periodically transfers its officers from place to place. The Lawrence officers, Captains Wesley and Susan Dalberg have served as the corps officers for what in Salvation Army terms is a long time – almost seven years. The Dalbergs arrived in Lawrence in October of 2005 and have been the local leaders for the programs and activities of The Salvation Army. Last month they received their “marching orders” and are being transferred from Lawrence to Decatur, IL and will serve as the corps officers in that community.
The Dalbergs have presided over many changes at The Salvation Army during their six plus years. The closing of an overnight shelter, and the receiving of a HUD grant to begin a new permanent supportive housing program are perhaps the most impactful to the community. “We have really come to love the Lawrence community,” said Captain Wes Dalberg, “and we are going to miss it and its warm, friendly people.”
There will be a reception open to the community to say goodbye to the Dalbergs on Thursday, June 21, from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 946 New Hampshire in Lawrence. Refreshments will be served. On Sunday, June 24th at 10:45 a.m. a farewell service will be held to honor the Dalbergs and their time spent serving in Lawrence. The public is welcome.
The new corps officers arrive on or about June 26th to take on their new duties in Lawrence. The new officers are newly commissioned lieutenants from The Salvation Army’s College For Officer Training in Chicago, Lieutenants Matthew and Marisa McCluer. Interestingly, the McCluers went to the training college from the corps that the Dalbergs are being transferred to, Decatur, IL.