About

The “War Cry” is a monthly magazine devoted to sharing the love of God without discrimination and representing The Salvation Army’s mission of serving human need. Now in its 137th year, “War Cry” represents the Army’s mission through news, profiles, commentaries, and stories. It looks to bring people to Christ, help believers grow in faith and character, and promote redemptive cultural practices from the perspective of Salvation Army programs, ministries, and doctrines.

The “War Cry” Team

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Lt. Colonel Tim Foley was born and raised in Napa, California. He has been following Jesus since 1978. Along with his wife Cindy, they have served together in various appointments in the Western Territory, including starting the original Kroc Center in San Diego. He is now the Editor in Chief and National Literary Secretary. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, participating in community theater, and collecting model trains. He has three adult children and one grandson. – Lt. Colonel Tim Foley: Editor in Chief & National Literary Secretary

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Major Jason Swain is a native of the steel mill town of Weirton, West Virginia. He began working for The Salvation Army in 1994. Throughout his career, Major Swain has served in a variety of roles in the Southern Territory including Director of the Hardin County Service Center and Assistant Youth Secretary in the North & South Carolina’s Division. Major Swain holds a BA from Nazarene Bible College and is a regular staff contributor to “War Cry.” Major Swain is a licensed amateur radio operator and holds the highest level of license, the Amateur Extra. His call sign is KF4IOC. He is also active with the Mount Vernon Amateur Radio Club and the Alexandria Radio Club. – Major Jason R. Swain: Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief

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Jeff serves as Editorial Director. After pursuing graduate work in Religious Studies at Drew University with the goal of pursuing work in religious journalism, he joined The Salvation Army Publications Department. Along the way, he worked as a high school English and Religion teacher, a corporate copywriter, an advertising representative, and a freelance writer. He has written numerous articles, profiles, and commentaries, and includes in his credits a series of nonfiction books for adolescents. He thoroughly enjoys all aspects of editorial work and appreciates the diverse challenges and opportunities that the Army’s publications ministry provides for advancing the kingdom of God. – Jeff McDonald: Editorial Director

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As the first-ever Art Director of the Publications Department of the U.S. National Headquarters of The Salvation Army, Roger brings his award-winning expertise as a Visual Communicator, Illustrator, Typographer and Art Director to the table in the effort to tell the story of The Army’s humanitarian efforts in both print and online environments — and to Do the Most Good, with Design. In addition to the various disciplines that shape his “day job,” Roger’s interests run the gamut of art, culture, media, music and pop/online culture – mostly with a Dadaist slant. His off hours involve competitive card/video gaming, a growing number of cats, and vintage shopping with his fellow artist and wife Jeanne. – Roger O. Selvage Jr: Art Director

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Gloria has worked at The Salvation Army for nearly 20 years. As the Design & Production Editor, she wears many hats in the Publications department including monitoring the production of “War Cry” and designing layouts for several of its pages. When she’s not in the office, she likes inviting friends over to enjoy new recipes, going on long walks with her dog, Biggie, as well as playing volleyball and watching movies.
Gloria Hull: Design & Production Editor

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A native Washingtonian, Ashley has been a publications graphic designer with The Salvation Army for 5 years. She designs the layouts for “War Cry” and helps with Crest Books. Prior to her work here in magazine design, she worked at design firms for both for-profit and non-profit clients. She loves that this job allows her to continue to exercise her creativity and make a positive difference in the world. Ashley received a BFA in Graphic Design at the University of Michigan and has a fine arts background. When she is not at work, she loves to travel with her husband, attempt a new photography hobby and continues to paint and draw. 
– Ashley Schena: Graphic Designer

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Originally from Rhode Island, Elizabeth attended Pepperdine University where she earned a BA in Creative Writing and a minor in Multimedia Design. While at Pepperdine, Elizabeth spent an academic year abroad in Italy, traveling to more than 10 countries. After graduation, Elizabeth moved to D.C. to pursue her career in the creative arts. Elizabeth is the lead for developing and implementing of digital communications strategies for the web and social media for “War Cry.” In her free time, she enjoys playing miniature golf and being enthusiastic about “Survivor.” – Elizabeth Hanley: Electronic Communications Specialist

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Born and raised in New Jersey, Dan earned a BA in English from Skidmore College and an MA in History from American University. He joined The Salvation Army in 2018 as a temp within the Publications and Women’s Ministries departments before becoming the Editorial Assistant. In this role, he edits works published at NHQ including “War Cry,” “Word & Deed,” “Peer,” and books being churned out under the Crest Books label. Outside the office, Dan enjoys singing and acting. – Dan Schwarz: Editorial Assistant

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Michele joined The Salvation Army in 2019 as the Assistant to the Editorial Director. In 2017, she earned a degree in communications from Old Dominion University. As the Assistant to the Editorial Director, she assists with editing articles, meeting deadlines, and creating new content. She loves learning about putting a monthly magazine together and seeing everything go from digital to print. In her free time, Michele enjoys running her fashion and lifestyle blog– Michele Katsaris: Assistant to the Editorial Director

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Kenya joined The Salvation Army in 2019. She earned a degree from St. Paul’s College/ Marymount University and has 20 years of Administrative/Executive Assistant experience. As the Senior Administrative Specialist, she provides administrative support for the Publications Department. Outside the office, she enjoys interior design and all things fashion. – Kenya Hughes: Senior Administrative Specialist