New Leadership Takes The Reins at The Kroc Center

Aug 17, 2021 | by Belinda Mendoza

The San Diego Kroc Center has welcomed new majors after over a decade!

The Salvation Army, originated in England in 1865, and utilizes military language to emphasize the spiritual warfare on poverty and addiction. Husband and wife duo, Majors Rob and Stacy Birks were installed as new Officers of The Salvation Army Kroc Center of San Diego in a special ceremony on July 11th at the Center.

The Majors Birks take over leadership from Major Rick and Margaret Peacock, who retired after over 40 years of service for The Salvation Army with 10 years of that at The Kroc Center.

 “We are so excited to be returning to San Diego, which was our very first appointment nearly 30 years ago,” said Majors Birks. “The Kroc Center is a unique opportunity to serve the community and we are already busy planning celebrations for the upcoming 20-year anniversary.” 

The Majors have been married for 33 years and served in The Salvation Army for 30 years. In their ministry as Salvation Army Officers, they’ve served up and down the West Coast, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and a few other places just off the coast.

The Birks are currently settling into their new appointment and can already be seen walking the center and getting to know staff and guests. As leaders of The Kroc Center, the Birks are pastors that are leading Kroc Center Ministries and they whole heartedly welcome the community to come out and meeting them at the Sunday Worship Service at 10 a.m. in the Rolando Room on the west end of campus.  

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