Our Lovely Ladies

Kathryn Higgins
Kathryn HigginsArts Ministries Director

Kathryn is a Canadian, raised in England, now living in the USA.  She has a deep love for theater in all its forms and has worked professionally as a singer, dancer and actor. Her notable credits in include Diana in Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival), The Boys In The Photograph (Mirvish) Camp Rock (Disney), Skeleton Army (Off Broadway) and Claudia in Pilate (Off Broadway).  She is a choreographer, aerialist and improv artist. She founded the Salvation Army’s first dance company and is the acting director of RePlay, A Playback Theater Company.  She has a heart for the development of applied theater in The Salvation Army; utilizing the arts as a means of social change and healing. Kathryn loves to sew, often laughs so hard she cries and enjoys running with her dog.

Contact Kathryn with inquiries about:

  • Skeleton Army

  • CAST

  • Replay

  • TAM Conservatory Finale

  • WAC

  • Bureau Bookings

  • Speaking Engagements

  • Circus Arts Performance

  • Other Special Requests

Resa Berry
Resa BerryArts Ministries Specialist

Resa prefers to manage logistics behind the scenes, but every once in a while you’ll see her onstage/onscreen. She began working for The Salvation Army in 2010 as the Arts Ministries Assistant for the Times Sq Corps in NYC. She studied acting at the Stella Adler Academy, Fine Art at FIT, and graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Psychology from OU. She will do anything and go anywhere in the world as long as she’s with her husband Doug and their 2 daughters, Lucy and Robbie. They love going on family trips to Disney, walking in town to their favorite food spots, worshipping at Montclair Citadel, and staying in their cozy home to make crafts and play board games. She also loves to study exercise science and is a nationally certified sports trainer and nutritionist.

Contact Resa with inquiries about:

  • TAM Conservatory

  • Bureau Billing, Invoices & Payment

  • WAC

  • Creative Arts Directors Gathering

  • Youth Councils Resources

  • Star Search Scripts

  • Bureau Graphics, Artwork & Print Media

  • Bureau/Ministry Merchandise & Apparel

  • Social Media, Photography & Web

Erin Morgan
Erin MorganDance Ministries Specialist/Kroc Center Arts Liaison

Erin is passionate about using dance as a vehicle to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. She loves discovering how dance can be used to shift the atmosphere and share a message. With a BFA in Ballet Performance from the University of the Arts, Erin has performed professionally with the Rebecca Davis Dance Company and Putty Dance Project as well as being an ensemble member in Mary Poppins at the Walnut Street Theatre. Erin is a certified yoga teacher, and offers YogaFaith classes (Christian, faith-based yoga) virtually as well as in-person at events. Erin loves to spend her time with her husband Eli, fat cat Mushu, and a warm cup of coffee.

Contact Erin with inquiries about:

  • MOVE Dance Company

  • MOVE Dance Company Social Media

  • Kroc Center Arts Programs

  • Divisional/Corps Dance Programs

  • Territorial Dance Curriculum

  • Jesus Theater

  • YogaFaith

Our History

The Salvation Army in the USA Eastern Territory has a rich history of engagement in the Arts. Established in 1999 by Carol Jaudes, the Arts Ministries Bureau was tasked with preaching the Good News through creative means. Corps and Divisional drama and dance programs began to sprout and grow throughout Corps and Community Centers in the Eastern Territory. Today, thousands of children and adults participate in recreational, as well as formal training, in artistic disciplines behind-the-scenes and in the spotlight. Visual Arts, Costume Design, Audio Production, and Lighting Design have also found their place under the umbrella of Arts Ministries. The Bureau facilitates multiple year-round and seasonal performance groups, mounts high-caliber, live performances every year, and offers training and curriculum for local arts leaders.