On Wednesday, The Salvation Army inducted two community leaders to serve on our Advisory Board – Bethany Nelson (Response Christian Church) and Ed Offerman (Indiana Family and Social Services Administration). These talented and accomplished individuals have been selected by the nominating committee for their character, leadership experience, and service to the community.

Bethany Nelson – Bethany has a heart of a servant.  She is currently serving as Outreach Developer for Response Christian Church. From 1999 to 2003 Bethany organized and operated children’s activities as director of Children’s Ministry. One of her latest projects has been establishing a community center. She is also an active volunteer at The Salvation Army’s Women’s and Children’s Shelter. Bethany hopes to contribute as someone who works directly with women and children and who is a believer in second chances and rehabilitation. Her educational background is in early childhood development and behavioral studies.

Ed Offerman – Ed has a long history in leadership. Before joining the Indiana FSSA, he was Director of DCMA Raytheon Technical Services Company. As a retiree from the military, Offerman is eager to serve in domestic and international disaster services. Ed’s experience with logistics and contract compliance is sure to be an asset to the Emergency Disaster Services team.

The Salvation Army’s Advisory Board was founded in January 1920 with 41 members, to support and advise the Indiana Division’s officers and staff.