The husband-and-wife team have worked for The Salvation Army for nearly 20 years. They have been officers for 15 years, qualifying them for their promotions to majors. The Stennetts have worked for The Salvation Army in Los Angeles and Fremont, Calif., and in Nampa and Boise.
Before becoming a Salvation Army officer, Candy Stennett worked in an orphanage in Japan, worked at youth shelters, traveled and performed with the Covenant Players, and was a youth pastor for two Nazarene churches. Candy Stennett earned her bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Hawaii Loa College.
John Stennett is the coordinator of services and programs of The Salvation Army in the Treasure Valley. Before becoming a Salvation Army officer, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and as a child abuse investigator for the state of Texas. John Stennett earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Grand Canyon University and his master’s degree in social work from Northwest Nazarene University.