Divisional Music & Arts Director

Talk to Nathan about:

  • All instrumental music, vocal music and education queries
  • Leadership training & development
  • Virtual learning
  • Regional performing arts programs/events
  • Corps music and community program development
  • Divisional Band and Divisional Songster membership and schedule
  • Special events
  • Outreach & partnership opportunities
  • Working safely during COVID-19
  • Pastoral support for musicians and artists in the division

Divisional Creative Arts Director

Talk to Caitlin about:

  • Establishing and developing local Creative Arts ministries and ensembles
  • Creative Arts performance material & educational resources
  • Creative Arts leadership training & development
  • Monthly divisional programs
  • Divisional Creative Arts Ensemble membership and schedule
  • Summer camp program, staff recruitment and information
  • CCLI, music licensing and streaming guidance
  • Pastoral support for creative artists in the division

Contemporary Music & Production Specialist

Talk to Aaron about:

  • Praise & worship leadership, training and resources
  • Installing, maintaining and updating corps AV equipment/virtual worship solutions
  • Audio and video recording, mixing and production
  • Divisional Praise Band membership and schedule
  • Instrumental instruction
  • AV production needs for divisional events
  • Music technology and contemporary music education
  • Summer camp music instructor roles
  • Pastoral support for musicians in the division

Youth & Music Department Secretary

Talk to Jennifer about:

  • All virtual/in-person program registration queries
  • CCLI and music licensing renewals
  • Summer camp information and registration
  • Sheet music, educational resources and downloadable materials
  • Pastoral support for members of the division

Nathan Cole was appointed Divisional Music and Arts Director in January 2019. He is from the UK and trained formally as an orchestral percussionist, conductor and music educator. In 2017-2019 he held the position of Principal Timpanist with The Cory Band (Wales) and was Head of Music Service for Milton Keynes Council (England). Nathan established himself within the Bristol Easton Corps of The Salvation Army, where he was Bandmaster between 2008-2012. He was also a member of the International Staff Band between 2003-2011. Nathan is experienced in strategic leadership and development, having held senior posts in two large music education Hubs in the UK. He is passionate about young people succeeding using their God given talents and strives for a high-quality and inclusive music and arts provision. Nathan attends the Charlotte Temple Corps and serves as Bandmaster.

    Caitlin Jackson took acting classes as a child, and performed with various youth theater companies. She also was active in her local Salvation Army music and arts programs. Caitlin studied at the Regional Institute of Performing Arts in Newcastle, Australia. There she received quality instruction and training in acting, dance, music theater, directing, producing, and writing. In 2015 Caitlin moved from Australia to Charlotte, NC, to work as the Divisional Creative Arts Director for North & South Carolina. She loves working with artists to create unique and original experiences, capturing an audience’s mind and heart, whilst glorifying the original Creator. Caitlin is also an experienced worship leader, who loves to fuse creative ministry with contemporary worship.

    Aaron Jackson found a love for music and worship early on growing up in The Salvation Army. He has been involved in summer conservatory programs since 2005 and looks forward to the ministry opportunities that come with summer camp each year. He has been working on developing praise & worship bands since 2012 and has experience with audio engineering since 2014. Originally from Texas, Aaron moved to North Carolina in 2014, and later graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a degree in music education in 2020. Aaron is certified as a highly qualified educator by the State of North Carolina and loves the power of music education and ministry. Today, Aaron attends the Charlotte Belmont Corps and the Charlotte ARC on Sundays and is a percussionist of The Salvation Army USA Southern Territorial Band.

    Jennifer Goude is a fourth generation Salvationist. She originates from Texas but, following her father’s retirement from the military, settled in Charleston, SC. She started working in the mail room at Divisional Headquarters in August 1994. Jennifer moved in to the Youth & Candidates department in 2001 and then finally to Youth & Music in January 2012. She is an active member of the Charlotte Temple Corps as a Sunday school teacher and Moonbeam leader.