Behind the Shield: Meet Stephen Hull, Divisional Music & Gospel Arts Director
Every week we will introduce you to employees, officers and volunteers that help The Salvation Army of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan do the most good in their communities.
Stephen Hull, the Divisional Music & Gospel Arts Director, was born into The Salvation Army; both of his parents were officers. He then became an officer along with his wife from 1984-2004 and served in many different cities, some here in Wisconsin. Stephen also served as a Corrections Chaplain in the Milwaukee County Jail System.
Currently, Stephen’s role is to serve as a resource person for all the corps in the Division. This involves helping them to develop and strengthen their local music programs including brass bands, Songster brigades (adult choirs), Singing Companies (children’s choirs), contemporary Worship teams and any other musical groups. Gospel Arts generally refers to things such as drama and dance teams. He is also responsible for coordinating Division-wide events such as the annual Music Conservatory and Music Camp, leading the Divisional Music School and the Wisconsin &Upper Michigan Divisional Band, a brass band made up of members from different corps around the Division and finally, leading the Divisional Praise Team. Learn more about Stephen below:
Q. How did you first learn about Salvation Army?
A. Born into it - parents are officers.
Q. What is your favorite part about working at Salvation Army?
A. Being able to make a direct positive impact on the lives of people.
Q. What has been your favorite experience at Salvation Army?
A. Helping people at disaster scenes.
Q. What is one thing you believe the world should know about Salvation Army?
A. That we are a church - many people know what we do but don't know why we do it!
Q. What are 3 words you would use to describe Salvation Army?
A. (Need 6) Heart to God, Hand to Man.
Q. What is your favorite project to work on?
A. Teaching kids to play musical instruments.
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