Louisville Area Command Leadership

Area Commanders

Majors Roy & Kathy Williams

Majors Roy and Kathy Williams were appointed as the Louisville Area Commanders and assumed their post in June of 2015. The Williams have served as Salvation Army officers for more than 20 years.

They entered the School for Officer Training in 1992 and were commissioned in June 1994 in the Crusaders for Christ session.  Their first appointment was Morgantown, West Virginia as corps officers.  From there they went to Parkersburg, West Virginia as corps officers and Charleston Area Command, West Virginia as Area Commanders before being appointed to the Maryland and West Virginia Divisional Headquarters as Divisional Secretary. They were then appointed to Tulsa Area Command, Oklahoma as Area Commanders. From there they were appointed to the Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi Divisional Headquarters as General Secretary.

Major Roy Williams was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and raised in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach area.  Upon graduation from high school Roy went through the apprenticeship program in the Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Company and graduated from that program as a carpenter.

Roy and Kathy became familiar with The Salvation Army movement as they attended church with the Norfolk, Virginia corps for 10 years and were very active in all the programs. During this time, Major Williams worked for a custom sign company in Virginia Beach and Kathy had a dog-grooming business before both answered a calling to full time ministry as officers in The Salvation Army.

The Williams’ have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren. Their daughter Bonnie is married and lives in Charleston, WV with 3 children and Grace, is married and resides in Tulsa, OK with one child.


Major Roy Williams – Area Commander

Major Kathy Williams – Associate Area Commander

Kelly Hutchinson – Director of Development

Johanna Wint – Director, Center of Hope

David Yarmuth – Director of Community Relations

Jeremy Warf – Director of Volunteers & Disaster Services

William “Mark” Walters – Human Resource Manager

Mary Grace Reed – Donor Relations & Records Manager

Tony Bellis – Property Director

Jill Warf – Office Manager

Majors James & Amy Edmonds – Sanders Mission Corps Officers

Majors Dean & Pamela Moretz – Portland  Corps  Officers

Captains Chris & Ashley Reckline – Louisville South Corps Officers