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The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay announces new leaders: Jonathan and Catherine Fitzgerald

Alyssa N. Salcedo
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Majs. Jonathan and Catherine Fitzgerald are the new leaders of The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay, the organization announced Monday, July 8, 2024.

GREEN BAY - The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay has welcomed its new leaders, Majs. Jonathan and Catherine Fitzgerald, to its Green Bay Corps Community Center and Kroc Community Center.

Catherine Fitzgerald has taken on the role of greater Green Bay area coordinator. She will oversee all activities relating to public relations, fundraising, social services and agency relationships.

"I'm excited to learn, to grow and to just engage with the community and all that's happening here and really support people in need," she said.

Her husband, Jonathan Fitzgerald, has taken on the role of senior Kroc Center officer. He will oversee the business and operations of the Green Bay Kroc Community Center, which offers programming in education, arts, fitness and recreation to local community members.

“It is an honor to be assigned to oversee the operations of one of the 26 Kroc Centers across the country,” he said in a news release. “There are so many inspiring programs and opportunities in this building, and I’m looking forward to getting to know the members and being a part of not only the Kroc Center but the greater Green Bay community.”

The Fitzgeralds are replacing Majs. Matt and Malinda O'Neil.

Together, the Fitzgeralds have 16 years of Salvation Army experience and have served as officers in four different cities across the world, including their most recent appointments in New Albany, Indiana, for the past six years.

Catherine Fitzgerald said she's excited to take what she's learned in leadership positions around the world and apply those skills to engage with the Green Bay community more effectively.

There will be no immediate changes to The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay, but as they learn and observe they hope to make changes to meet community needs, Fitzgerald said.

As they settle into their new roles, the Fitzgeralds will "be in a place of learning first and just observing so we can move forward on the right path," Catherine Fitzgerald said.

Alyssa N. Salcedo is a reporter for the Green Bay Press-Gazette.