The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg Welcomes New Leadership

Media Contact:
Tammy Shank
Director of Development
2215 Park Ave, Lynchburg, VA

Lynchburg, VA – The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg welcomes Majors Caleb and Rebeca Prieto and Lt. Mark E Craddock as officers of the Lynchburg Corps. The majors have held many leadership roles with The Salvation Army most recently serving in Daytona Beach, FL, with Lt. Craddock most recently serving in Fredericksburg, VA.  Both the Prietos and Lt. Craddock descend from a long line of Salvation Army officers who have served in national as well as international appointments spanning several generations.

Major Caleb and Rebeca have been officers for 28 years and bring extensive experience in community service to the Lynchburg Corps. During their time in leadership, the Prietos have worked in several programs such as domestic violence, drug treatment, veterans assistance, transitional housing – men’s, women’s and family shelters – community feeding, disaster relief, family (thrift) stores, youth enrichment and corrections and post release programs. “We are excited to be called to serve in such a beautiful area of our country,” stated Major Prieto. “Rebeca, Mark and I are enthusiastic about becoming a part of the Greater Lynchburg community and continuing to grow the important work that has been done for 115 years by The Salvation Army locally.”

Majors Caleb and Rebeca attended college in Cuba, as well as Evangeline Booth College in Atlanta, GA. Lt. Mark received his degree from Asbury College with a focus on recreational activities and ministries, which supports his love of the outdoors and passion for camp ministries. In addition, the majors have two daughters, one grandchild and another on the way and will celebrate their 37th wedding anniversary later this year.

Majors Prieto and Lt. Craddock replace Captain’s Trey and Sheri Jones and Lt. Kathy Paladino who have been called to serve in Mobile, Al and Fredericksburg, VA, respectively.

The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg serves Lynchburg, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell and Nelson counties and has been part of the community for more than 115 years. If you would like more information about how you can support or partner with The Salvation Army, please call 434-845-5939 or visit

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The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

Majors Caleb and Rebeca Prieto

Lt. Mark E. Craddock