Major Todd and Captain Bethany Hawks were commissioned as
officers in The Salvation Army at different points in their lives. Todd was
commissioned in 1978 and since has served as commanding officer in several
southern communities in Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Bethany
realized her calling to The Salvation Army after various ministries in which
she worked with domestic violence victims, seniors, and women. Bethany was
commissioned in 2001 and began her officership in Western New York at the
Divisional Headquarters and then as a Corp Officer.
Todd and Bethany married in 2005. That October, Todd was
appointed to the National Headquarters of The Salvation Army as national public
affairs secretary and associate community relations secretary. In this role he
held administrative responsibility for marketing, communications, and
government and corporate relations, including development and disaster
services. Bethany was the
national consultant on youth ministries at National Headquarters at this time.
Major Hawks was appointed area commander of Greater Charlotte
and Captain Hawks coordinator of women's ministries in June 2008. They, along
with their two sons, Caedon Aaron and Camden Andrew and daughter, Carsyn Asher.
Together the Hawks look forward to serving in their new
appointments as the Metropolitan Atlanta Area Commander and the Associate Area