Salvation Army Mandurah under new watch


Captains Scott and Leah Ellery, along with Captain Erica Cossington, who are all excited about continuing to bring hope to the Mandurah community. Picture: Ash Greenwood/Salvation Army
Captains Scott and Leah Ellery, along with Captain Erica Cossington, who are all excited about continuing to bring hope to the Mandurah community. Picture: Ash Greenwood/Salvation Army

A GREENFIELDS couple will lead the Salvation Army Mandurah as its new Captains, hand in hand, and will continue to bring hope to those who need it within the community.

Leah and Scott Ellery moved to Mandurah in January to fulfil their new leadership roles.

Mr Ellery said the couple previously worked similar roles in Merriwa for three years.

“Before landing roles as core officers, my wife and I were working as Salvation Army’s State Youth Children’s Co-ordinators,” he said.

“We were the core officers up in Merriwa, so we were in very similar roles but on a smaller scale.”

Previous Captains Michael and Erica Cossington lead the Mandurah branch for 10 years until Michael decided to retire earlier this year and his wife Erica took on the role as assistant core officer.

“Michael and Erica have done a fantastic job over the years,” Mr Ellery said.

“We also have 80 volunteers helping out as well so its an exciting place to be.”

Mr and Mrs Ellery will be taking the reigns on the Salvation Army church, social services, thrift shop, doorways for social welfare as well as children and youth events.

“We will be leading teams to undertake the mission work of the Salvation Army in and around Mandurah,” Mr Ellery said,

“Being here is wonderful because there is such a generous community in Mandurah.

“We’re working alongside other people and organizations and creating future networks which we will build upon that already exists here.”

The couple said working together 24/7, as a team, was wonderful.

“We also have two boys and time down here is much more flexible so we get to spend more time with them,” Mr Ellery said.

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