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Club 11 Rotarian Dan Jennings will present a brief history of The Salvation Army involvement in supporting US Troops during WWI, WWII and now.
Dan Jennings was commissioned as a Lieutenant in The Salvation Army in 1994 and appointed as corps officer to the Watertown, SD corps where he and his wife Lieutenant Dorene Jennings served for 6 years.
After serving in that role he served in several administrative roles including: Youth and Candidates’ Secretary in the Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Division, Divisional Secretary for Program in the Kansas and Western Missouri Division, Assistant Secretary for Program at The Salvation Army Central USA Headquarters in Chicago, IL, and most presently as the Divisional Commander for the Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Division.
Early in 2011 Major Jennings was tasked with the responsibility to oversee the construction of the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, a 100,000 sq. foot recreation and community center located in Quincy, Illinois. Jennings served for two years as the Senior Kroc Officer and also oversaw the regionalization of Hannibal, Missouri and Quincy, into an area command.
Currently Lt. Colonel serves as the Divisional Commander of the Midland Division which has oversight of the work of The Salvation Army in Missouri and Southern IL.
Lt. Colonel Jennings began his formal education at the University of Kansas where he met his wife Dorene, he is a graduate of The College for Officers Training in Chicago, IL and has a bachelor’s degree from Olivet Nazarene University where he is serves as a professor in the continuing education program. He also has a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City Missouri.
The Jennings has two Daughters, and two grandchildren. Dan enjoys traveling and has had opportunities to serve on several short-term global mission trips. One of his hobbies is wood working, particularly pen-making. He is also hoping for another World Series rematch between the Kansas City Royals and the St. Louis Cardinals.