Captains Cathryn and Mark Williamson from the Salvation Army will finish their post on the Southern Downs next year.
Captains Cathryn and Mark Williamson from the Salvation Army will finish their post on the Southern Downs next year. Georja Ryan

Salvos appoint local replacements

WITH their replacements officially announced the departure of Salvation Army Captains Mark and Cathryn Williamson is one step closer to becoming a reality.

After serving the communities of Warwick and Stanthorpe for almost four years the duo is assuring residents they will be left in good hands.

Cpt Mark Williamson said the announcement came at the end of last month.

"The new officers will be Lieutenants Steve and Lydia Spencer," he said.

"At the moment they have the rank of cadet because they are at Salvation Army training college.

"They had a couple of years experience with work like this before they went to the college so they won't be totally green.

"They will officially take up the position on January 10 next year."

Cpt Williamson said the changeover between the two couples would be immediate.

"Unfortunately we don't have the luxury of a changeover period," he said.

"They are moving into our house because it is a Salvation Army house and we have to start in Taree the same day they start here.

"It will be out with the old and in with the new.

"We will be leaving them a comprehensive brief and I will chat to them in Sydney when I go down for their commissioning ceremony."



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