Commissioners Verona & Devon Haughton have served as officers of The Salvation Army for the last forty-six and forty-one years respectively.
Commissioner Verona Haughton (nee Henry) entered The Salvation Army Training College in 1974 as a member of the “Overcomers” session and was a delegate at the Administrative Leadership Training Course in Australia and Training Principal’s conference in London. Commissioner Verona holds a Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Psychology & Counselling and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Guidance and Counselling. She also has certificates in Supervisory Management and Public Speaking from Training and Development Services, a branch of Human Resource Development.
Commissioner Devon Haughton entered The Salvation Army Training College in 1979 as a member of the “God’s Soldiers” session. A delegate of the 145th Session of the International College for Officers (ICO) he also participated in training courses for Training Principals in Santiago and London. He has completed studies in Management at William & Catherine Booth Theological College. The Commissioners served in corps and institutional appointments in Jamaica, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago, and were divisional leaders for the Eastern and Western Jamaica Divisions. They both served on separate occasions as training principals for the territory’s training college. At the Caribbean Territorial Headquarters, Commissioner Devon served as Secretary for Programme, Territorial Evangelist, and Chief Secretary while Commissioner Verona served as Secretary for Leader Development, Secretary for Spiritual Life Development, and Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries. Since April 2, 2018 Commissioners Haughton were appointed Territorial Leaders of the Caribbean Territory.
For recreation, they enjoy sports, travel, taking long walks, and reading. Above everything else, the Commissioners love the Lord, His people, and His work and are completely committed to the mission of “saving souls, growing saints, and serving suffering humanity.”
They have been married for 41 years and are proud parents of an adult daughter, Tephanie Olivia, who brings them great joy.