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About the Mahoning County Area Services Salvation Army

Majors Elijah & Valerie Kahn

Major Elijah Kahn was a soldier of the Brooklyn Brownsville Corps in New York City when he entered The Salvation Army College for Officers Training in 1993. Major Valerie Kahn entered the training College from the Pittsburgh Temple Corps in Pittsburgh, PA. Both Majors were commissioned and ordained as Salvation Army officers/pastors in 1995 and 1996 respectively. They were married in 1996 and began their ministry together as Corps Officers of the New Rochelle Corps in New York. For the next 15 years, the Kahns served in various appointments in and around the New York City area until 2011 when they were appointed to the Mahoning Valley as: Mahoning County and Associate Mahoning County Area Coordinators. Majors Elijah and Valerie Kahn have a heart for ministry and count it as a high honor to serve as Salvation Army officers, bringing the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ and hope to many.

Major Elijah Kahn is a graduate of Nyack College and Eastern University with undergraduate and graduate degrees. He attended the International College for Officers in London, England in 2014. Major Valerie Kahn has a degree in Elementary Education from Geneva College. They are the parents to two wonderful children who love the Lord.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board stands in service to the mission of The Salvation Army and is an essential component to its success. The purpose of the Advisory Board is to be a liaison between The Salvation Army and the community at large.

The board represents The Salvation Army to the community through advocacy, access, and fundraising. The Board also ratifies all major initiatives and monitors operations in light of community realities, property matters, budgets, and related items. The Board stays informed through its regular meetings, and through its committees and Advisory Councils. Executive and AdHoc committees meet intermittently to take up specific issues, and make recommendations.

The development committee of the Board is directly responsible for fundraising alongside our Development staff. Our Board members help identify new prospective funders, they cultivate relationships, serve as natural partners, make introductions for Development staff to meet with new prospective donors, and they solicit gifts for our annual campaign, benefit events and any special initiatives and/or seasonal programs. They help leverage significant dollars each year.

Richard Morrow, Chairman
Dr. C J Julius, Vice Chairman
Justin Yost, Treasurer
Nicole Kent Strollo, Secretary
Tim Clayton, Immediate Past Chairman
Carol Baird
Tim Beaumont
Carol Bigelow
David Coy
Mary Jo De Lucia
Tom Duncan
James Grantz
Mary Lou Green
Rebecca L. Keck
Donald Koenig
Stephanie Landers
Robert Mastriana
Paul Pirko
Andy Profanchik
Ray Reber
Jeff Sadlak
Katie Seminara
Tim Shaffer
Corey Shaner
Ron Smrek
Fred Stillwagon
Beth Ann Tabak
Doug Thorpe
Brad Walker
Marian Wilson
Lyn E Yakubov
Richard Yannone
Majors Elijah & Valerie Kahn, SA Representatives

W. Terry Patrick
Robert Wagmiller

Interested in learning more about the Advisory Board or becoming a member? Please call (330) 270-5999 or email Major Elijah Kahn at Elijah.Kahn@use.salvationarmy.org


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