On Saturday, June 22, Mississauga Community Church, Ont., was filled with jubilance and excitement as Salvationists, officers, training college personnel, family and friends gathered for the ordination and commissioning of five cadets in the Defenders of Justice Session. The Canadian Staff Songsters (CSS), led by Songster Leader Cathie Koehnen,

Cadet Matthew Rideout, Cadet Joshua Rideout, Cadet Janelle Colbourne and Cadet Kelsie Burford have a few things in common. First, they’re all cadets at the College for Officer Training (CFOT) in Winnipeg— the first three in the Messengers of Reconciliation Session (2020-2022) and Cadet Kelsie in the Messengers of Grace Session (2019-2021). Second, Cadet Matthew and Cadet Joshua are brothers. And third, Cadet Janelle and Cadet Kelsie are their cousins.