The Mission of Giving - Salvation Army National Capital Command
Jan 13, 2021 7:30 AM
Major Mark and Rhea Dawn Woodcock
The Mission of Giving - Salvation Army National Capital Command

Major Mark A. Woodcock was born in Salisbury, Maryland to officer parents.  Major Rhea Dawn Woodcock was born in Louisville, Kentucky to officer parents. They were married in 1980 and graduated from The Salvation Army Evangeline Booth College in 1987 and commissioned (ordained) as Salvation Army Officers.  They are second and fourth generation Salvation Army Officers.

The Woodcocks have served in the following appointments overseeing the work of The Salvation Army:  Martinsville, Virginia; Montgomery County, Maryland; Staunton, Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia and Jackson, Mississippi.  They have served as Divisional Youth Secretaries at the headquarters of The Salvation Army Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Division in Jackson, Mississippi.

In June of 2006 they were appointed to Memphis, Tennessee as the Area Commanders and were charged with raising $25,000,000 to receive a $62,000,000 matching grant from the Kroc trust to build and endow the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.  This facility is a 100,000 square foot proactive ministry of The Salvation Army in Memphis.

In June of 2012 Majors Woodcock were appointed to the Florida Division as the Orlando Florida Area Commanders.  June 2015 they were appointed to the Georgia Division as the Divisional Secretary and Divisional Secretary for Women’s Ministries.  As of June 2019 the Woodcocks will be appointed as the Area Commanders of the National Capital Area Command.

The Woodcocks have two daughters, Capt. Ashlee Wildish, serving as the Corps Officer in Fredericksburg, Virginia with her husband, Stephan and their three children, Audrey Joy, Mason Alexander and Ella Grace.  The Majors youngest daughter, Alexandra (Ali) and her husband Jordan Ricketts live in Venice Florida with one child, Ellie Rose and expecting Addie Joy to arrive in July 2019.

The Woodcocks and their family have six generations in service to the mission of The Salvation Army.