The services that the TAM Team provides are:
- Live drama for various occasions and settings
- Live drama for special events
- Officers’ Retreats
- Soldiers’ Rallies
- Youth Councils
- Camp Meetings
- Annual Dinners
- Divisional & Territorial Conferences
- Fund Raisers
- Creative Arts/Drama Workshops
- TAM Conservatory – Creative Arts Camp
- Drama Curriculum
- Arts & Evangelism Conferences
Who makes up the Team?
The performance “troupe” made up of the members of the bureau and, at present, five talented volunteers from the Salvation Army locations in the northeast US.
Carol is currently Special Events and Arts Ministries Director for The Eastern Territory of The Salvation Army. She is a soldier at the Montclair Citadel Salvation Army where she currently works with the youth drama groups. Carol has served on the National Board of Directors of CITA – Christians in Theatre Arts and is a member of Actors’ Equity. She appeared for five years on Broadway as Jennyanydots, the tap-dancing Gumbie Cat in the hit musical CATS. Her previous career as a professional actress gave her opportunities to perform across the United States, Canada and Great Britain.
Ian is the Arts Specialist for the Arts Ministries and Special Events Bureau. After college, studying theater and acting at the University of Connecticut, he went on to work professionally in the Hartford area for ten years. He has been a member of TAM since it’s inception in 1999; traveling, teaching and performing, all in the name of Jesus in thanks for his new life.
From Toronto, Ontario, Kathryn has extensive experience in the music theatre and television industry, with appearances in The Charlottetown Festival as Diana in Anne of Green Gables and Disney’s Camp Rock. Improv and playback theatre are some of her favorite ways to participate with the TAM Team. Kathryn’s passion is creating choreography and inspiring youth through the discipline of dance. Kathryn has been working in The Salvation Army’s USA Eastern Territory as the Dance Ministries Specialist/Kroc Center Arts Liaison since 2014.
Erin works for the Arts Ministries and Special Events Bureau as the Creative Arts and Events Specialist. She received her BFA in Ballet Performance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. While in school Erin performed with leading choreographers from Philadelphia, New York and Europe. She has danced professionally with the Rebecca Davis Dance Company and Putty Dance Project as well as performing in Walnut Street Theatre’s production of Mary Poppins. She loves teaching, choreographing and performing. Erin’s heart is to be a part of discovering what can happen when the power and love of God is experienced through dance and the arts.
Born and raised in Manchester, Connecticut, Karen is an active soldier of Manchester Citadel Corps where she leads the Songsters and plays the piano. Her role on the Territorial Arts Ministries Team is a unique one, as she offers her musical skills to not only accompany, but enhance the Team’s artistic endeavors. Karen is recently retired after thirty-seven years of teaching music at local CT schools. One of the founding members of the TAM team, she has traveled the world performing with TAM for over ten years.
Christine Rock is a child of God and a joyful Salvation Army officer. Christine (“Chrissy”) has served in a variety of roles within the Army and is currently serving the New Jersey Division. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling, with a concentration in Marriage and Family Counseling. Her theatre experience has largely been within The Salvation Army, though she has done some work in school and community theatre. She has been a part of the TAM Team for nine years and takes great delight in both its performing and teaching ministries. Her pride and joy is her husband, Ivan, and her family.
Chuck is the Young Adult and Camping Ministries Director at The Salvation Army’s Territorial Headquarters. He received a BFA in Acting from the University of Michigan and studied film, theatre, and scriptwriting in graduate school. In addition to performing and writing, he loves being outdoors (especially at camp), sharing a good meal with great friends, and hearing people’s stories. He is ecstatic to be on this team with such loving and talented people and believes Art has the power to open windows to the Divine.
Kyle joined in the fall of 2016, making him newest member of the TAM Team. He works at the CFOT in Suffern, New York as the Creative Arts Coordinator. Kyle studied Music Theatre Performance at Sheridan College; Canada’s leading Music Theatre program. Originally from Toronto, he moved to New York in 2013 with his wife Kathryn. Before working for The Salvation Army, Kyle worked in Canada as an actor and singer. Featured on stage and screen, Kyle has played Prince Charming in three separate productions! A budding script writer and director, Kyle believes in the power and clarity the arts can bring to The Gospel!