A key leader in serving the needs of the Wichita community is taking on a new role in Kansas City.
Douglas Rowland, Salvation Army Major and Wichita City Commander, is leaving his post of five years. He and his wife, Major Janet Rowland, are relocating to take on a similar role with the Kansas City headquarters.
The Rowlands said they are sad to be leaving such a compassionate community.
"We plan to come back and visit when we can," Major Rowland said.
The Rowlands leave behind a legacy of kindness and humility.
"They have successfully led the Salvation Army's charitable programs through a difficult and changing period in our local and national economy,” said Wayne Wallace, Salvation Army advisory board chair.
Dr. Elizabeth King, former advisory board chair, said the Rowlands embraced the Wichita community, serving the needs of those less fortunate.
"We will miss them and wish them well as they continue to follow God’s will for their ministry,” King said.The new Wichita City Commander, Major Glen Caddy, and his wife, Major Carole Caddy, will arrive in Wichita in February.