BANGOR – The Salvation Army Bangor Corps has new leaders. Captains Timothy and Evelyn Clark, along with their three children, have arrived in Bangor from Estonia where they have been stationed for the past six years. The Northern New England Divisional Leaders, Majors David and Naomi Kelly, will be here to conduct the official installation at 11am on Sunday, July 25th at The Salvation Army, 65 South Park St. in Bangor. The public is invited to attend. A reception will follow.
Captains Tim and Evelyn Clark have many connections to the Bangor Citadel Corps, the Bangor/Brewer area, and the Northern New England Division. Mrs. Clark’s grandmother Arlene Booker (Groff Reny) and her sister Maribell Booker fare welled from the Bangor Corps to go to the Training College in New York City in 1927. Mrs. Clarkâ€™s mother, Evelyn Groff (Smith Banks), was born in Bangor in 1940. Captain Clarkâ€™s father, Gordon Clark, was stationed as a probationary-lieutenant at the Bangor Citadel Corps exactly 50 years ago, in July 1960. Gordonâ€™s uncle, the Rev. Daniel Orr, lives in Bangor.
Captain Clark was born in Concord, New Hampshire, in 1964 and lived in the Northern New England Division until age 16. Mrs. Clark was born in Portland, Maine, in 1967 and was active at the Portland Citadel Corps until leaving to attend Houghton College.
The Clarks have three children: Christopher, Elizabeth, and Peter. Chris is about to start his junior year at Houghton College, where he studies Writing and Psychology. (He is courting a girl who graduated from Bangor Christian Schools in 2008.) Elizabeth was born in Portland. She is about to start her freshman year of high school and is a lifelong homeschooler. Peter is 6 years old and has lived in Estonia his whole life.
Captain Clark has enjoyed writing contemporary Christian music reviews. He plays bass guitar (by ear!). Mrs. Clark has been a La Leche League Leader (breastfeeding counselor) and a childbirth educator with the Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth. She plays baritone in the corps brass band.
Captain Clarkâ€™s mother is Major Hilda Clark, a retired officer living at the Salvation Army Retirement Community & Apartments in Asbury Park. His sister is Major Susan Kelly, Associate Youth & Candidatesâ€™ Secretary in the New Jersey Division. Mrs. Clarkâ€™s uncle is Major William Groff, Mission & Culture Department Secretary at USA Eastern Territorial Headquarters.
For more information, call 941-2990.
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