WA Divisional Youth & Children's Leaders
Captain’s Scott and Leah Ellery share the job title of Divisional Youth, Children and Candidates Secretary’s (DYCCS), which means that their role is to empower, encourage and equip Salvation Army Corps (churches)and Youth and Children’s leaders from across WA. They are both passionate about seeing young people living abundant lives and experiencing a life transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. Leah and Scott have both been involved in Youth and Children’s ministry at the local level for many years and are excited to now be in this State coordinator role. They both have an arts background; Leah plays flute and used to be a music teacher while Scott was a professional actor. They have been married for 14 years and have two boys, Noah and Callum.
Scott is an Officer (minister) in The Salvation Army and shares the job title of Divisional Youth, Children and Candidates Secretary’s (DYCCS) with his wife Leah. His role is to empower, encourage and equip Salvation Army Corps (churches) and Youth and Children’s leaders from across WA. Scott has been involved in Youth and Children’s ministry at the local level for many years and is excited to now be in this State coordinator role. Scott is passionate about seeing people come to know Jesus, find purpose in him and see their lives transformed for his glory. Leah and Scott have been married for 14 years and have two young boys, Noah and Callum. Previously Scott has been a Corps Officer in Merriwa for 6 years, a youth Minister for 5 years and a full time actor before then.
Leah has been an Officer in TSA for 8 years, and before that was a music teacher. While serving as the Divisional Youth, Children and Candidates Secretary I love seeing young people discover more of who they are in Jesus and helping people to explore the potential that they have been given by the Lord to bless the world. It is my joy to come alongside leaders and support them however I can wherever I can. This appointment provides various opportunities to see God's Kingdom increase in the world. I am married to Scott and we have two precious young boys. I love dressing up, playing games, investigating Scripture and playing music.
Stacey is our Youth and Children’s Ministry Assistant, overseeing the Salvo Leadership Program and other leadership development opportunities for the youth and children’s leaders in the division. After living in Hawaii for a year, Stacey returned to Perth and lives with her family in Rivervale. Her hobbies include: eating hot chips, visiting Hawaii as often as possible, following the Perth Wildcats, and pretending to be fit and healthy. She is passionate about discipleship, making church fun, pursuing Jesus, and good coffee.
Chantal works in the Youth and Children's Team as the Administration Assistant. Prior to starting working with our department she worked in the Real Estate Industry for 8 years. She is married to John and has three children, all living in Kwinana. Her hobbies include following the Fremantle Dockers, making people laugh, and helping out wherever she can at Kwinana Salvos.
The Divisional Youth Department (YouthWA) has been involved in the Career Link and Structured Workplace Learning programmes on numerous occasions as a work placement for students. To apply to complete your work experience with us, please contact our department.