General Brian Peddle visits Finland
General Peddle is the 21st General of the Salvation Army.
He assumed office on August 2018. Brian Peddle is from Canada, and wascommissioned and ordained as a Salvation Army officer in 1977. In addition to his native country, he has served as an officer in the UK and in the New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga Territory with his wife Rosalie Peddle. Prior to his appointment as the General, he worked as Chief of Staff at the International Headquarters in London.The couple have two daughters as well as five grandchildren. Their common interests include cycling and hiking. This is the first visit to Finland for General and Commissioner Peddle.
The International Salvation Army works in 131 countries. In addition to its church activities, The Salvation Army provides health, education and housing services. It brings hope and practical help to hundreds of millions of people in different parts of the world. The Salvation Army also responds to earthquakes, floods and other emergencies. Relief response continues even after the acute situation is over.