The Salvation Army Church in Leamington has welcomed Captain John McLean as its new leader.
Mr Mclean became a Salvation Army officer 15 years ago and has worked in nursing. Throughout his ministry he has had a keen interest in working with children and young people and on a previous appointment as regional youth officer he set up a programme for youngsters.
He also has a masters degree in Evangelism and likes to help congregations build for the future.
Mr McLean said: “ We are here when you need us, offering compassionate support and practical help.