Majors Raphael and Sandra Jackson were appointed as the Divisional Leaders of the Northern New England Division in June 2016. They are responsible for all aspects of The Salvation Army's ministry and service in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Major Raphael C. Jackson was commissioned as a Salvation Army officer in 1980 and Major Sandra in 1984. They previously served as General Secretary and Personnel Secretary, respectively, of the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Division.
Major Raphael and Major Sandra earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management. Major Raphael also earned a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Nyack College.
Before Major Jackson became a cadet at the College of Officer Training in New York, he worked at The Salvation Army’s Camp Sebago in Standish, ME., where he met his future wife Sandra.
Major Raphael is a native New Yorker, born in the Bronx. Major Sandra grew up in Maine. They have two adult children, Raphael Jackson, II and Sharon Elizabeth and one grandson and another grandchild expected soon.