Captain & Major Oliver
South-African born Deon Oliver and Australian-born Michelle Oliver each testify to a strong awareness that the Kingdom of God is greater than national and cultural boundaries and have a desire to experience and serve within the internationalism of The Salvation Army.
In June 1999 they married in Vancouver, Canada (Michelle’s appointment prior to moving to the U.S.) Since then the Olivers have held corps appointments in Iowa City, Iowa, and Springfield, Illinois, on the staff of the College for Officer Training, and most recently as youth and candidates secretaries in the Eastern Michigan Division.
In January 2012, Captain Deon and Major Michelle Oliver, with their children, Caleb, 11, Giselle, 9, and Liam, 6, are taking up an appointment as corps officers of the Stafford Corps in the Australia Eastern Territory.
Serving in Michelle’s homeland has long been a desire for the Olivers, and they are excited and thankful for the opportunity to serve in Australia at this time. In addition, the children are thrilled that they’ll get to see their cousins and grandparents on a more regular basis!