Reaching young people through print has been a priority for The Salvation Army since 1881. Volume 1 (1895) of “Young Soldier” began The Salvation Army’s printing ministry to children in America. When “Young Soldier” ended in 1990, “Young Salvationist” took the reins in 1991 with a teenage and young adult audience in mind.
In January 2019, “Peer” was born—a Salvation Army youth publication for 16 to 22 year olds. By addressing topics related to faith, community and culture the mission of Peer is to ignite a faith conversation that will deepen biblical perspective, faith and holy living. “Peer” is your equal—a dependable companion as you journey through high school and college. It presents a new community—your Peer community.
Peer’s team are based out of The Salvation Army’s National Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Eight young writers across the country also contribute monthly to the mission of the magazine. Contact the team here.
The Peer Team
Raised in Texas, Captain Jamie met both Jesus and her foxy husband Matt at The Salvation Army’s Camp Hoblitzelle, which kick-started a love for camp ministry. That love grew even deeper as Matt and Jamie served for seven years as Camp Directors and Divisional Youth Leaders, allowing them to use their passion for youth ministry and the leadership development of young people. Jamie is the mom of two awesome daughters and loves to spend her free time watching college football (Boomer Sooner!) or exploring the great outdoors with her family.Captain Jamie Satterlee – Editor
Born and raised in Michigan, Andrea attended Michigan State University where she earned a degree in journalism, with a focus in design and broadcast. After graduation, she moved to New York where she began her professional career at Macy’s. While in the Big Apple, Andrea met her future husband and ultimately moved to Virginia where she found a family at the next step in her professional development at The Salvation Army.Andrea Martin – Graphic Designer
Born and raised on the outskirts of Richmond, VA, Olivia attended Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) where she earned a degree in public relations with a focus in professional and technical writing. She has a mission to inspire others through her writing, whether it’s through external publications or even her own personal blog! She starts her professional career at The Salvation Army and is very excited to call Alexandria her home. When she’s not in the office, she can be found either scouting out local coffee shops and museums, petting any dog she sees or hanging out with her friends and family.Olivia Scherzer – Editorial Assistant
From the Mountains of Pennsylvania, John Beck loves spending time with his Wife and 3 children. After attending school in Steubenville, he works for a Based Automation Systems contractor with the government. His passions are hunting, trapping and everything outdoors and looks forward to sharing that passion with his children.John Beck – Video Game Reviewer
Emaniel (E.B.) is the son of Haitian immigrants. He grew up in a small town called Inwood, FL. In November 2019, he married his best friend Judith and they now reside in Tampa, FL. His life motto is, “Love God and Love People.” He’s a writer, speaker and a sports junkie.Emaniel Brifil – Podcast Reviewer
Major William (Billy) was born in Lexington, KY. He attended Hunter College (C.U.N.Y.), New York City, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and anthropology in 1993. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, William studied at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston University and Ashland Theological Seminary, receiving the Master of Arts in church history in 1997 and the Master of Arts in missions and evangelism in 1998 and a Masters in sacred theology in 2007. He has been stationed at the Portsmouth, NH Corps, the USA East School for Officer Training, New York Temple Corps, Times Square Corps, Long Beach Citadel, USA West School for Officer Training and is presently stationed at the Kroc Center in Ashland, Ohio with his wife, Annalise, and three children Callie (12), Savanna (10) and Liam (7).Major Billy Francis – Wise Up Writer
A senior at Olivet Nazarene University, Abigail is studying corporate communications. Passionate about reaching people through her writing, Abigail created a blog and a YouTube channel. She loves to run, hike, dance with friends and play with her three perfect nieces.Abigail Merritt – Writer of Remix
David is a recent graduate from the University of Washington, an aspiring writer and a video game enthusiast, and he prefers RPGs to multiplayer experiences. He is a faithful soldier (member of The Salvation Army) and band/songsters member at the Seattle Temple Corps in Seattle, WA where he lives with his wife, Trulee.David Reardon – Video Game Reviewer
Justin and Courtney live in Chicago with their two young children. Justin serves as a youth pastor at their church and loves making music, art, and watching the Chicago Cubs. His bachelor’s is in youth ministry and masters in Christian Ministry. Courtney teaches Old Testament at a nearby university and enjoys eating Chicago-style hotdogs and discussing feminist theology, preferably at the same time.Justin and Courtney Rose – Deeper Writers
Hey! Jordan is a Jesus-loving, constantly-laughing, blog-writing goof. With a love of writing, she believes there’s so much power behind a pen onto paper. You will never catch her not smiling or laughing; she strives to live her very best life as Christ would.Jordan Sargent – Music Reviewer
Micah, Peer’s movie reviewer, lives in Denver. He graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A. in Human Development and Family Studies, as well as a B.S. in Consumer and Community Studies. His interests are a myriad of subjects ranging from geeky pop culture to music.Micah Trimmer – Movie Reviewer