General Peddle and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle are officers of the Canada and Bermuda Territory, originating from the province of Newfoundland. Commissioner Rosalie was commissioned in 1976 and the General in 1977, prior to their marriage in 1978.
Their combined ministry has seen them serve at corps and at divisional, territorial and international headquarters. Following appointments in their home territory, the General and Commissioner Peddle served in the New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga & Samoa and United Kingdom with the Republic of Ireland Territories before returning to lead the Canada and Bermuda Territory. Their service at International Headquarters commenced in September 2014 as the International Secretary and Zonal Secretary for Women’s Ministries in the Americas and Caribbean Zone, prior to being appointed as Chief of the Staff and World Secretary for Women’s Ministries on 1 November 2015.
On 25 May 2018 the then-Chief of the Staff, Commissioner Brian Peddle, was elected as 21st General of The Salvation Army, taking up office on 3 August 2018; with Commissioner Rosalie serving as the World President of Women’s Ministries.
Both the General and Commissioner Rosalie are graduates of The Salvation Army’s Executive Leaders Programme from Simon Fraser University in Canada, and Commissioner Rosalie has a BA in Biblical and Theological Studies.
Outside of their ministry, the international leaders enjoy cycling and hiking. Family is important and the General and Commissioner Rosalie love their two daughters, sons-in-law and their five grandchildren, with FaceTime conversations being the highlight of their day.