CONNECTICUT & RHODE ISLAND – The Salvation Army is pleased to welcome its new Divisional Leaders, Majors Gregory and Joyce Hartshorn to the Southern New England Division, serving Connecticut and Rhode Island. Major Greg has served as second in command in the cities of Hartford CT, Cleveland Ohio, and most recently in Boston Massachusetts. Major Joyce has served alongside him, fulfilling many leadership roles in each of these communities since 2010.
During their first 23 years with The Salvation Army, from 1986- 2010, the Hartshorns fulfilled pastoral and administrative roles in Willimantic and Waterbury CT, Lexington KY, Niagara Falls NY and Manchester NH. They are grateful to return to Connecticut, where they began their ministry and where their 3 children were born; the place they call home.
Major Greg spent his early years before a call to ministry as a small business owner in Manchester NH. Major Joyce has a degree in Sociology, from The King’s College in Briarcliff Manor, NY and was serving at the local Salvation Army as caseworker when she met Greg and introduced him to the wonder of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. That encounter changed the rest of their individual lives, bringing them together in lifelong marriage and ministry.
“We are called to love and serve and must never forget that. Our congregation has changed a bit since assuming administrative appointments in 2010; today, it is comprised of Officer colleagues and their families, employees, volunteers, friends and those we meet along the way. Nonetheless, our witness must be current and our testimony to God’s great love and faithfulness, a daily experience we can share with all,” said Major Greg. The Hartshorns are grateful that their adult children, Valerie (and Jim), Hillary (and T.J.) and Zachary, all live and work in the Northeast.