TOPEKA -- Quietly and without fanfare, Topeka's Salvation Army's Citadel on 6th Street welcomes another couple to run the operations starting this summer.
Major Brian Burkett and his wife, Leanne, will team up to minister at Topeka's Salvation Army location in June. That includes their upcoming work on the Christmas-time Red Kettle campaign, as well as daily child care and social services at the main location.
The Burketts will start in Topeka on June 23rd, according to an announcement e-mailed to board members earlier this week.
They'll be arriving in Northeast Kansas from their post in Michigan City, Indiana, a city of about 50,000 people midway between Chicago and South Bend.
Major Dan and Mary Burris are currently at the helm in Topeka following the departure of Captain Chuck Yockey for Des Moines, Iowa. The Burris' have been assigned to operate Salvation Army efforts in Salina in mid-June.