Messengers of the Gospel | June 15 – 17, 2018
Led By: Commissioners William A. & G. Lorraine Bamford
Special Guests: Colonels Douglas F. & Colleen R. Riley
Location: Hershey Lodge
325 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
|Friday, June 15, 2018|
|7:00 PM||Commencement Service||Great American Hall|
|Saturday, June 16, 2018|
|9:30 AM – 3:30 PM||Territorial Star Search||Various Lodge Rooms|
|3:30 PM||ETS Mini Concert||Great American Hall|
|4:00 – 5:00 PM||Star Search Awards Ceremony||Great American Hall|
|7:30 – 9:00 PM||“THIS IS OUR STORY”||Great American Hall|
|Sunday, June 17, 2018|
|10:00 AM||Ordination & Commissioning||Great American Hall|
|3:00 PM||Appointment Service||Great American Hall|
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Colonels Douglas F. & Colleen R. Riley
Colonels Douglas & Colleen Riley are fourth and fifth generation Salvation Army Officers respectively, whose lineage can be traced back to the early days when William Booth was at the helm. Colonel Doug has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University in 1983. He has worked for Defense Industry, Commercial Advertising and as Asst. Dean of Students. Colleen is currently working on her Masters of Arts in Ministry with Leadership Specialization from Indiana Wesleyan University. She also has studied Sign Language Interpretation in her undergraduate work which she has taken to heart demonstrated by her passion for helping others.
They have served as Divisional Leaders of the Del Oro Division and Southern California before coming to their current appointments as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries in the Western Territory, located in Long Beach, California.
The Rileys first met at Camp Mt. Crags in Malibu Canyon, while serving on staff there, they fell in love and were married at camp in 1991. Later in 1993, they entered the College for Officers Training in the Messengers of Hope session and had twin boys, Nick and Zach, just before they were commissioned in 1995. They added two more boys to their family in their first appointment, Noah and Elijah. Doug and Colleen love being parents and enjoy watching their boys who are heavily involved in all kinds of sports, including football, basketball, baseball, and volleyball. They are avid sports sports fans: Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers, and Los Angeles Chargers.
The Rileys have a BIG passion for ministry and for family. Colleen also treasures all five of them (Nick and Zach 23, Noah 20, and Elijah 17, and kid-at-heart Doug). As parents, they strive to instill in their boys the values and beliefs they hold dear, often hypothetically asking themselves, ‘What would our children say is most important in our lives?”Their desire is for their children’s response to be: steadfast love for the Lord and the family with which they’ve been blessed.