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ST. PETERSBURG AREA COMMAND (Southern Pinellas County)

Area Commanders – Lt. Colonels Gary W. and Suzanne H. Haupt

Lt. Colonels Gary W. and Suzanne H. Haupt presently serve as the Area Commanders for Greater St. Petersburg. As Area Commanders they direct services and ministries which include Sallie House and Children’s Village as well as comprehensive homeless services and direct community based crisis services for families.

Lt. Colonel Suzanne Haupt is a native of Mobile, Alabama and lived most of her years before marriage in the house that her father designed and helped build.  A graduate of Auburn University, Lt. Colonel Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational Education.

Lt. Colonel Gary Haupt was born in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia to a blue collar family. He grew up amidst the uncertainty of the Cold War and in a family lacking a father. First, his grandparents, and later his mother instilled in him a sense of justice and fair play and a general understanding of God that enhanced his later integration into the Christian faith. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

The Haupts have been officers of The Salvation Army since 1982, with various appointments having served in LA, MS, FL, GA, and MD.

In 2008 they served at The Salvation Army National Headquarters, Lt. Colonel Gary as the National Treasurer/ Secretary for Business Administration and Lt. Colonel Suzanne as National Secretary for Personnel until 2011. In late 2015, they served joyfully in the Eastern Europe Territory, he as the Territorial Secretary for Business Administration; she first as Territorial Project Officer and later as Assistant to the Chief Secretary and Executive Secretary.

Lt. Colonels Haupt have been married for 37 years. They have three grown children and are blessed with six incredible grandchildren.



Advisory Board


Malcolm King

Timothy Mann

William “Bill” McQueen

Cheryl Gowen

Lt. Colonel Gary Haupt

Chairperson    

Vice Chairperson       

Treasurer   

Secretary  

Area Commander   


Mary Wyatt Allen

Susan L. Blackburn

Lounell Britt

Norris Counts

Richard R. “Dick” Crippen

G. Kristin Delano, Esq.

Larry Fasan

Frank Farkas

Bill Hoyt

Bill Kent

Carl Lambrecht

Matthew M. Luckey

Mary Metzger

Robert B. Moler, Jr.

Gordon A. Norton

Paula Popovich

Lee Romig

Mark Stalker

Richard Torra

Dorothy L. Tucker

Jay M. Walker


EX-OFFICIO

Lt. Colonel Gary Haupt

Area Commander

Lt. Colonel Suzanne Haupt

Associate Area Commander

Major Donald Smith

Adult Rehabilitation Center

KEY STAFF DIRECTORY

Captains Chris and Heidi Farrell

Corps Officers

Chaplain Jay Deaton

Downtown Cafe Ministry

Barbara Bryan

Area Commander Administrative Assistant/Contract Specialist

Brack Dodd, III   

Operations Program Director

Randi-lyn Farrell

Development Director

Holly Harmon

Social Services Director

Rose Harris

Children’s Services Director

Gail Stark

Volunteer Coordinator