Packing up an office and a home at the same time is not easy.
But it's nothing compared to the battle they fight against poverty and other social problems.
A battle that got even tougher during the time Captains Brian and Katrina Goodwill's were in Wausau.
"Around 2007, things got worse and some of the people have been here multiple times, they get back on their feet, they get a job, but then lay offs happen again," says Capt. Brian.
But, the Goodwills say area residents come through all the time.
Including the time when their work greets us as we do our holiday shopping, the annual Red Kettle Campaign.
Capt. Katrina says "we dread kettles, because they're so much work, but this community is amazing. We've been around the world and no place is as wonderful as Wausau."
The Goodwills are also packing up some personal memories. Two of their children were born during their time here.
But time, like the Salvation Army, marches on. Lieutenants Jacob and Melinda Tripp will take over in Wausau. But chances are they won't be here forever either.
The average time for Salvation Army preachers to stay in one place is 5-years. Just part of the job when your job is a higher calling.