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Wausau Corps

In 1912, The Salvation Army began its service in Wausau.

During World War II, The Salvation Army operated 3,000 service units for the armed forces...and led in the formation of the USO.

Since World War II, the Army has continued its own worldwide program.

Today The Salvation Army continues to work where the need is greatest, motivated by its faith in God and its love for all people. The Salvation Army is now serving 'the least of these' in over 125 countries!

The Salvation Army of Marathon County provides programs and services which meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the community from its church and family service office in Wausau, Wisconsin.  The Salvation Army is regarded as a stable and respected partner in service to the residents of the entire community.

Wausau Advisory Board

Gary Bezucha

Mike Collins

Jean Cuttell

Dave DeSantis

Jill Forer

Jim Hahn

Joy Henrich

Byll Hess

Jane Huebsch

Eric Lemirand

Bridget Leonhard

Larry Meyer

Jeffery Oswald

Glenn Sowinski

Matt Spink

Christie Terkelson

Debra Traeder

Jim Weimerskirch

The board conducts its meetings every fourth Wednesday of the month at noon. The meetings are held right at the Corps facility located at 202 Callon St. Wausau, WI 54401. If you are interested in learning more about the board and its duties, please contact Lt. Donna Thammavongsa at (715)845-4272 ext. 102..or an above board member.

Wausau Corps Council

The Corps Council is a group that meets to advise and assist the corps officers in the progress and well-being of the Corps. The council is comprised of members of The Salvation Army Church and the corps officers. Similar to the Advisory Board, the Council meets one Sunday of every month to discuss upcoming events and current issues at the Corps. The Council is asked to give advice and direction to the corps officers and ensure that the mission of The Salvation Army is being reached and fulfilled on a daily basis. The following is a list of our current members. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Corps Council or The Salvation Army Church, please speak with a member of the Council or a Corps Officer.