Salvation Army: Local Service

May 14, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
The Sentinel
614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
Portland, OR

Commissioners Kenneth G. and Jolene K. Hodder serve as the Territorial Commander and Territorial President for Women’s Ministries respectively for the USA Western Territory.

Commissioner Kenneth Hodder is a graduate of Harvard College (A.B. magna cum laude, 1980) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1983).  Commissioner Jolene Hodder holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Los Angeles (1982), and a Masters of Religion from Trevecca Nazarene University (2018).

In 1986, after several years in their chosen professions, Commissioners Hodder responded to God’s call to service as Salvation Army officers.  Commissioned in 1988, they subsequently served in corps appointments in Glendale and Torrance, California, as instructors at the School for Officers Training, and later as staff officers at USA Western Territorial Headquarters.  In 1997, they were seconded to Atlanta, Georgia, for three years as Coordinators for the International Millennial Congress.  Later they served at Southern California Divisional Headquarters in Los Angeles, and then as divisional leaders for the Cascade Division.

Commissioners Hodder were appointed in March, 2006 to serve as Chief Secretary and Territorial Leader of Women’s Ministries in the Kenya Territory.  Three years later, the Hodders were appointed to International Headquarters, where Commissioner Kenneth Hodder served in dual roles as International Secretary for Personnel and as Legal and Constitutional Adviser to the General and Commissioner Jolene Hodder served as Associate International Secretary for Personnel.  They were subsequently appointed as the Territorial leaders for Kenya West in January of 2013, from which they entered their current appointment in January, 2017.

Commissioner Jolene Hodder is the author of two books, Walking in White and A Bend in the Road.  They have one daughter, Jessica Fagerstrom, and they recently experienced the privilege of becoming grandparents to their pride and joy, Everett Kenneth.