Manitowoc About Us
Manitowoc Corps History
The Salvation Army has been serving the residents of Manitowoc County since 1916. We have seen many changes in Manitowoc County throughout that time, and are looking forward to what the next hundred years will hold as we continue to serve.
The current commanding officers are Lt. Jeff and Terri Olson.
Lieutenants Jeff and Terri Olson were called to full-time ministry in 2010 when they then entered the College for Officer Training (CFOT), Chicago, IL (seminary) with The Salvation Army. Due to their tenure as lay leaders and life experiences, they were appointed after one year of training to The Salvation Army's Manitowoc corps in 2011 as cadets. In June of 2012, they were commissioned and ordained as lieutenants and appointed back to the Manitowoc corps.
Prior to being called into full-time ministry, Jeff worked as a business consultant and development manager for Sir Speedy, a printing franchise, and at Office Depot. Jeff is an avid outdoorsman, and has had a lifelong quest to live in a small town in Wisconsin, so that he could easily pursue his outdoor endeavors.
Terri was a homemaker before entering CFOT, but was previously a CT technician at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, IL. When not busy caring for her congregation and community, she enjoys time with her grandchildren, cooking, and quilting.
Jeff and Terri have four children; two are still at home attending Lincoln High School. Their oldest daughter serves as a corps officer in Michigan City, IN with her husband and two children. The Olsons' oldest child was promoted to glory after a 12-year battle with a rare bowel disease.