Bangor Salvation Army Welcomes New Captain 

The folks at the Salvation Army welcomed their new permanent family of officers this morning and it was a bit of a homecoming for the new captains. Members of the Bangor based facility said hello to their new leaders Sunday morning as captains Timothy and Evelyn Clark were formerly introduced. “We’re really thrilled to be here in Bangor,” said Clark, “for us it’s really like coming home in many ways because it’s the place that if we could have chosen where we wanted to go, in the Salvation Army you don’t choose they send you where to go, but this is really where we would have chosen and that’s sincere.”The couples three children were on hand as their parents were introduced. The Clark’s will not only handle the administrative duties and community outreach, but as ordained ministers they’ll also serve as the pastors here. They spent the past 6 years overseas in Estonia but they have strong New England ties.”It’s very exciting actually and especially to be back home in Maine because my wife grew up in portland and I grew up between Maine, New hampshire, and Vermont when I was a kid.”The Clarks are replacing captains Joshua and Katherine Lyle who have moved on to Ohio. Members here, like Mary Mckay, are pleased with the replacement. “It’s exciting,” she says, “it’s exciting. I’m also an employee here and so this is my 6th or 7th officer change and it’s always exciting to have new people come in and have a fresh take.”The Clarks say their always looking for volunteers and they’re hoping to expand on the great things this branch of the salvation army is known for.”Right now we feel like there’s a lot of good things the Salvation Army is already doing here in Bangor so I feel like just continuing with what’s happening at least for now. Just evaluate what we’re doing and getting to know the community better.”