MEDFORD, Ore-- On Sunday, Majors Jason & Angelina Koenig said their final goodbyes to the Rogue Valley, after five and a half years of serving as the Jackson County Coordinators for The Salvation Army. The pair will be transferring to Renton, Washington to oversee the work of The Salvation Army in South King County.
"To leave you know, is definitely really sad," said Major Jason Koenig. "But we also know that we're leaving a much stronger Salvation Army to people who are very committed. We're very thankful for that, but there's just a lot of mixed emotion about, about us leaving."
On an average, Salvation Army Officers are transferred every 3 years, but according to the Salvation Army, both Jason and Angelina have stayed in the Jackson County/Medford area, longer than any other Salvation Army Officers since its beginning in 1898.
"We pass the Baton to the next officers," said Jason Koenig.
The Salvation Army says that through the transition of the change, The Salvation Army will continue to serve those in need and fulfill its mission in Jackson County without interruption.