Keeler and Green
Katie Keeler and Ronnard Green, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Jeffrey and Christy Keeler, Goehner, Neb. She is a graduate of Phillipsburgh High School, attended Kansas University, and is employed with Douglas County Bank in Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Roosevelt Green, Kankakee, Ill., and Gloria Glover, Lawrence. He is a graduate of Lawrence High School and the University of West Florida. He is an Army major, currently serving as a battalion executive officer at Fort Riley. The couple plan a Jan. 7, 2012, wedding in Lawrence.
Padden and Arthur
Philip and Gail Padden, Lawrence, along with Tom and Suzanne Arthur, Manhattan, announce the engagement of their children, Kyle Philip Padden, Willow Grove, Pa., and Lindsay Christina Arthur, Lawrence. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Kansas University and is pursuing a graduate degree at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Manhattan High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music (in voice) from KU in 2010. She is employed at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church and Signs of Life Cafe. The couple plan a Jan. 7, 2012, wedding at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lawrence.
Burkhead and Combs
Jeannie Burkhead, Pequot Lakes, Minn., and Jeff Burkhead, Eldon, Mo., along with Stephanie and Craig Combs, Salina, announce the engagement of their children, Carrie Burkhead and Tyson Combs, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Emporia High School and is earning an early childhood development degree from Kansas University. She is employed at Hilltop Child Development at KU. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Salina South High School. He earned bachelor’s degrees in communication and psychology from KU in 2008 and is a financial advisor at Axa Equitable in Overland Park. The couple plan a Jan. 7, 2012, wedding in Kansas City, Mo.
Phariss and Price
Nancy and Larry Holmes, Lawrence, and Mitchell Phariss, Topeka, announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Phariss to Tyler Price, both of Kansas City, Mo. The future groom is the son of Valene Price, Snyder, Texas. The couple plan a Dec. 2, 2011, wedding at Redeemer Fellowship in Kansas City, Mo.
Bidinger and Walter
Laura Bidinger and Jake Walter, both of Perry, were married Oct. 1, 2011, at Shawnee United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ken Butts officiating. The bride is the daughter of Leon and Cristy Bidinger, Perry. The groom is the son of A.C. and Dawn Walter, Perry. Matron of honor was Kallie Morris. Best man was Tony Walter. Bridesmaids were Jayme Minton, Ashley Farley and Madeline Heck. Groomsmen were Nic Bidinger, RJ Brown and Ricky Morris. Ringbearer was Dayton Morris. Flower girl was Brookelyn Bidinger. Candlelighters were Caitlyn Perron and Carver Perron. Ushers were Austin Green, Alex Green and RJ Moser. A reception was given at Parkway West in Shawnee. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with dual majors in management and marketing from Washburn University in 2009. She is the senior United Kingdom customer service representative at Essense of Australia in Lenexa. The groom is a 2004 graduate of PLHS and is a student at Baker University in Overland Park. He is the project manager at Jayhawk Fire Sprinkler in Lenexa. The couple reside in Olathe.
Smith and Hoffman
Kristin Lynn Smith, Hutchinson, and Christopher Jude Hoffman, Lawrence, were married Sept. 24, 2011, at the Historic Fox Theatre in Hutchinson with Brady Blevins officiating. The bride is the daughter of Shelley and Mark Stephens, Hutchinson, and the late Bruce Smith. The groom is the son of John and Beth Hoffman, Lawrence. Matron of honor was Kelsey Smith. Best man was the groom’s father, John Hoffman. Bridesmaids were Kristin Wedel and Rachel Aguilos. Groomsmen were Patrick Hoffman and Gabe Hoffman. Ringbearers were Levi and Cabot Frandsen. The bride is a graduate of Hutchinson High School and Kansas University. She is a case manager with Bert Nash in Lawrence. The groom is a graduate of Free State High School and attended KU. He is the systems administrator for the KU Book Stores. The couple reside in Lawrence.