Meet the Macphersons

by British Columbia
Categories: Blog, Faces of the Army

Lisa and Dave Macpherson have both been with The Salvation Army for more than 20 years. Lisa, who has been with us her whole life and Dave, who became a Soldier in 1996, were ordained as Officers together in 2003.

Today they are both Area Commanders overlooking Ministry Units in different regions throughout British Columbia. Let’s get to know a little more about these familiar faces of the army


What did you want to be when you grew up? 

Lisa: I didn’t really have a clear idea – I was anxious to finish high school and get to work!
Dave: The shortstop for the Detroit Tigers… that didn’t happen because I couldn’t hit the curveball …

What is your favourite thing about working for The Salvation Army?

Lisa: Being able to help people showing the hands of God to them, what that looks like Body, Mind, Spirit
Dave: Helping people as God would have us help – that’s what this is all about and is the prime purpose of our ministry.

What’s your hidden talent or little known fact?

Lisa: I Was Safety Bear when I worked with the RCMP
Dave: I am an internationally accomplished player of Strat-O-Matic baseball winning multiple championships over the last 45 years.

Favourite travel destination?

Lisa: Hawaii
Dave: There’s many, but I think the most beautiful drive may be the Nisga’a Highway between Terrace and Gitwinksihlkw. Just gorgeous.

If you could learn one new personal skill, what would it be?

Lisa: Learn to play a harp
Dave: I’d like to learn to play the piano

Favourite movie of all time?

Lisa: I can’t pick one but I love Westerns
Dave: The Princess Bride

Which actor/actress would you want to play you in a movie?

Lisa: Renee Zellweger
Dave: Martin Clunes (look him up… we were separated at birth I think)

Favourite scripture?

Lisa: Phil. 4:13
Dave: Isaiah 53:5