Lt. Colonels Bukiewicz head South as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries

 Colonels Bradford and Heidi Bailey, Central officers currently serving as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries in the Southern Territory, have been appointed as territorial leaders in the Central Territory. Colonel Brad Bailey is appointed as Territorial Commander and Colonel Heidi Bailey as Territorial President of Women’s Ministries. They will take up their new appointments with the rank of commissioner—Colonel Heidi Bailey on July 1 and Colonel Brad Bailey on July 2—succeeding Commissioners Paul R. and Carol Seiler who will be retiring.

“We are thrilled to be coming home and are excited to be a part of what God will continue to do in the Central Territory in the days to come,” said the colonels. “We already love the people and look forward to coming alongside them as together we promote Kingdom principles and celebrate God’s goodness.”

The Baileys have been serving in their current positions in the Southern Territory since September 1, 2012. Immediately preceding this appointment they served as Under Secretaries in the Americas and Caribbean Zone at International Headquarters (IHQ) in London.

They were commissioned from the College for Officer Training in Chicago, Ill., in 1982. Following two corps appointments in the Central Territory, the Baileys began their overseas service in August 1988 in the South America West Territory. During their 13 years of overseas service, the Baileys served as corps officers, territorial youth secretaries and divisional leaders for the Central Division in Santiago, Chile.

Upon returning to the Central Territory, the Baileys served four years as corps officers of the vibrant Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., Corps, during which time 23 people entered fulltime ministry as officers.

Three years as command leaders of Spain followed, after which they returned to the South America West Territory as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary of Women’s Ministries before being appointed to IHQ in 2010.

Both Colonels Brad and Heidi hail from Salvationist families. He is the son of Central officers Majors Fred and Lillian Bailey, who served in Chile, where he was born and raised. She is the daughter of soldiers Jim and Toni Chandler and is a third-generation Salvationist. The Baileys have been married for 38 years and have two daughters, Danielle Rowland, who resides with her husband, Jeremy, and sons, Micah and Eli, in Atlanta, Ga., and Lindsey who works in the inner-city of Chicago as a clinical social worker.

Replacing the Baileys in the Southern Territory as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries will be Lt. Colonels Ralph and Susan Bukiewicz, currently serving respectively as Secretary for Personnel and Officer Resource and Development Department Secretary in the Central Territory. They will take up their new appointments with the rank of colonel on July 1, 2017.