Carlos and Eva Galvez, originally from El Salvador, came to Canada 1990 and had their first encounter with The Salvation Army five years later in Toronto. They started volunteering in 1998 in the social aspect of ministry of The Salvation Army and in 2001 became Soldiers of The Salvation Army in Grandview Corps (1st Ave and Commercial Drive). That same year they became staff, working at the Care and Share Center after Grandview Corps was closed. Two years later they start working in Downtown Vancouver at the new Belkin House where they were chaplains and other assignations for almost nine years. It was from Belkin House that God called them to full time ministry, first as ministry unit leaders in Dawson Creek for almost two years. Then, in 2015 they were accepted in the Auxiliary Captainship Program and were moved to New Westminster Citadel where they were for two years as Corps Officers. In the summer of 2017 they came to White Rock as Corps Officers where now they are enjoying a beautiful town and wonderful community that has received them, working together to making a better city every day.
Carlos and Eva have three children, the two youngest still at home, working, but also helping in Ministry here in White Rock. The oldest lives and works in Vancouver. The Galvez’ are enjoying the work in White Rock and little by little getting involved in the community as active members by making presence on what The Salvation Army is all about, serving OTHERS.