Our Story

Kenosha Corps

The Salvation Army has been serving Kenosha county since 1890 and has been at it's current location on 75th street since 2000. The Salvation Army is more than a red kettle at Christmas. Perhaps you've even thrown a few coins in the bucket. Although this welcomed symbol appears in our community for just a short while, its impact extends far beyond the holiday season - changing lives, one at a time, every day, all year long.

In all of our services, The Salvation Army believes that meeting immediate needs is important but addressing larger, long-term issues is vital for real life change. Our ministry is holistic; it addresses the whole person - body, mind, and spirit. This creative and compassionate approach has made The Salvation Army not only "America's favorite charity," but a leader in world services.

The Salvation Army could never accomplish all it does alone. To maximize our services, we often network with governments, other agencies, churches, and advisory organizations composed of community leaders who bring their wisdom and expertise to the organization. They, along with more than a million other volunteers across the country, join with us to improve the landscape of our nation by changing one life at a time.

Marie Lewis

 Marie Lewis had felt God calling to her since she first accepted Him as a young child. The immediacy of living makes it hard to answer that call sometimes, especially with a family. Marie was immersed in raising her two daughters and providing for their needs. That call was still there, pulling at her heartstrings, and at a suggestion from her brother, Marie stepped up to volunteer at The Salvation Army in Waukesha. She immediately felt at home and started attending church service. Marie started planning to leave her job and take a full time opportunity with The Salvation Army in a few years but God has his own timeline. The Kenosha Corps needed a Corps Administrator and Marie was asked if she would be interested in the position. This would mean uprooting her life and starting all over and she had been planning this for a future point, but as the Bible says “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, ...” so this was her time to uproot her life and build with the Kenosha Corps. So in July of 2016 she came to Kenosha to answer God’s call and to follow Our Lord Savior’s example on living a life of serving others.

Kenosha Advisory Board

Dustin Beth
Chair

Ian Dreger

Tammy Garza

Jennifer Greeley

George Hockney

Pauline Holtz

David Kasiske

Gregg Vigansky

Russel Ziemann

The board conducts its meetings every fourth Tuesday of the month at noon. The meetings are held right at the Corps facility. If you are interested in learning more about the board and its duties, please contact Lt. Jasen Elcombe at (262) 564-0286.