I met Ryan my very first day at seminary and he became a part of my group of friends in Massachusetts. When Kate came to study our final year, the two of them immediately hit it off. I loved getting to watch how two thoughtful, kind, sort-of quiet people fell in love. It’s always been so very simple for them to care for others and I love the way that they care for one another. Kate has become a dear friend and I could not be happier that these two are tying the knot.
I had the chance to spend a weekend up in the Bay State this autumn and we took full advantage of the foliage and the sea, snapping photos while we caught up and told stories of where the last three months had taken us. I was reminded of not only the deep beauty of New England and its never-ending picturesque places, but of the deep joys of friendship. These are two souls that I laugh with, cry with and we get to carry one another on this journey of being young and new to ministry.
Here’s to Ryan & Kate: may your love and grace be as deep and wide as the Atlantic.