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Kernersville Corps Installs Advisory Council

It's a first for The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem's Kernersville Corps. Wednesday, May 23, saw the installation of the initial Advisory Council and its first official meeting. Salvation Army Area Commander Major Stan Colbert explains, “It is no secret that Kernersville is growing at a rapid pace and is now much more than a bedroom community for Winston-Salem and Greensboro. Numerous conversations with civic and community leaders led to the conclusion that The Salvation Army needs to establish a much larger presence in order to better serve multiple needs. Under the leadership of Corps Officers Majors Syung Young and Hae Young Lee, prospective Advisory Council members have been identified and invited to serve.We are gratified to see the positive response from those we have approached and are excited to begin this expanded role in serving human need in the Kernersville area.”

The role of the Advisory Council is to provide advice, support, and key influence with external constituencies to further the goals and objectives of The Salvation Army in pursuit of its mission. The advisory council is not a governing board of directors and is therefore not the ultimate authority on decision making. It provides vital support and influence as Army leadership engages strategic opportunities and challenges, seeks to make wise decisions, and pursues the resources needed to carry out the Army’s mission in a particular community.

Divisional General Secretary Major Todd Hawks presided over the installation of the new Council and featured Major Colbert delivering the devotional and invocation and Major Lee speaking about the development of the Corps to this point. Council Chair Kevin Bugg then led the first official Council meeting. The event concluded with a ceremonial "ribbon cutting".

Members of the Advisory Council include:

Kevin Bugg- Chair - Bugg Insurance

Chris Thompson - Kernersville Town Alderman

Nathan Tabor - Entrepreneur

Joe Pinnix Kernersville - Town Alderman

Lisa May Kernersville - Elementary School Social Worker

Rishado Robinson Manager - Kernersville WalMart Superstore

Duane Long - Long Insurance

Joey Miller - Saunders Realty

Danny Jefferson - Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Services

Chris Comer - President, Kernersville Chamber of Commerce

Ashley Sweet - Manager, Woodforest National Bank, Kernersville

Noelle Salley - Director, HR, RJ Reynolds

Jim Fradenburg - Womble Bond Dickinson

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