Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis Candace grew up in Kingston, NY and Pittsfield, MA. She earned her baccalaureate degree from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), B.B.A., in 1973, her master’s and her doctorate at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, M.Div., 1980 and D. Min., 2004. From November, 1973 through August, 1976, she served as a disbursing officer in the United States Marine Corps. Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis was also a member of the Foundry choir and healing ministry in the 1970s when she became a student at Wesley Seminary. During seminary she began attending the Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, DC because of UMC policies concerning gay and lesbian people in ordained ministry. After seminary she served as an Associate Pastor and then Senior Pastor of MCC Washington, DC from 1983 until 1995 and she became Senior Pastor of King of Peace MCC in St. Petersburg, FL in 2008.
Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis has a passion for preaching and very much enjoys working with the terrific staff and congregation of King of Peace! She and her partner of 21 years, Barbara, also enjoy the company of their three dachshunds: Wendy, Molly, and Dolly.