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. The 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 Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without-discrimination.
The War Cry Team
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: National Secretary for Program & Editor-in-Chief
Major Jason Swain is a native of Weirton, West Virginia. He began working for The Salvation Army in 1994. Throughout his life as an officer, Major Swain has served in a variety of roles in the USA Southern Territory including Corps Officer, Assistant Youth Secretary in the North & South Carolina Division, Finance Officer in the Florida Division, and a staff officer at the Evangeline Booth College. Major Swain holds a BA from Nazarene Bible College and is a regular staff contributor to The War Cry. Major Swain is a licensed amateur radio operator, as well as a volunteer historic guide at Mount Vernon in Virginia. – Major Jason R. Swain: Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief
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
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 The 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
Josh joined The Salvation Army National Publications team in 2019 as the Lead Graphic Designer. He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a double BA in English: Writing and Communication with a focus on graphic design. As Lead Graphic Designer, Josh coordinates the design standards of The War Cry, Crest Books and Word & Deed. In his free time, Josh loves playing the viola, reading Kafka and traveling the world with his wife. – Josh Morales: Lead Graphic Designer
A native Washingtonian, Ashley has been a publications graphic designer with The Salvation Army for 5 years. She designs the layouts for The 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
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
Bethany is a product of The Salvation Army and has been employed here for 8 years. She attended LeTourneau University where she earned a BS in Kinesiology. As the Curriculum/Circulation Project Manager, she manages the circulation of all national publications as well as serves as the liaison to the territories for the Christian Education Department and all things curriculum. She, along with her husband and son,
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
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