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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Joshua Jipp, formerly of Aurelia, and Amber Francis, formerly of Kansas City, Mo. were united in marriage on Saturday, May 20 at Prairie Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kans. Pastor Warren Coe of Minneapolis, Joshua's childhood pastor for 15 years, officiated at the ceremony. Joshua is the son of Randy & Kay Jipp of Aurelia, and Amber is the daughter of Jo Francis of Kansas City. Bridesmaids were Sara West, Westcliffe, Colo.; Shea Evans, Kansas City, Kans.; Brooke Ricklefs, Columbia, Mo.; Jeanette Thomas, Overland Park, Kans.; Elizabeth Lincoln, Cambridge, Mass., all friends of the bride, and Emily Jipp, Minneapolis, Minn., sister of the groom. Flower girl was Kamden Ricklefs, friend of the bride.

Groomsmen were Ryan Petersen, Arden, NC; Kory Wenell, Los Angeles; Michael Thate, Minneapolis; Andreas Goldmann, Gummersbach, Germany; Andy Olson, Milwaukee, Wisc.; and Jake Mulvihill, Minneapolis -- all friends of the groom. Those seating the guests were Ryan Ohlson of Cary, NC, Dustin VandeWeerd of West Des Moines; Bart Jones of Des Moines; and Keith Woods of Chicago, all friends of the groom.

Personal attendants to the bride were Becky Parker, Austin, Texas; Beth Currier, Evanston, Ill.; and Beth Bloomquist, Evanston.

Eve Goldmann, friend of the couple from Gummersbach, Germany played the piano and vocalists were Kelcey Evans, Liberty, Mo.; Katie Kerper of Portland, Ore., friends of the couple. Ricky Presberry, Independence, Mo. was the vocalist/guitarist. Trumpeter was Scott Lundquist of Sioux Center, friend of the groom.

Greeters for the ceremony were Melody Littlefield, Kansas City, Kans.; Erin Ness, Columbia, Mo.; and Kellie Wirsig, Columbia, all friends of the bride, and Jill Groezinger, Wheaton, ll., cousin of the groom.

Pastor Jeffrey Schneider, friend of the couple, officiated over the communion and communion servers were Kelly Capps and Nathan Hillman, both of Minneapolis, friends of the groom.

Scripture readers were Jennifer Presberry, Columbia, friend of the bride and Chad Pirotte, friend of the couple from Chicago. Giving the invocation was Ryan Lincoln, friend of the groom from Cambridge, Mass.

Special guests for the wedding were Wayne Gaston of Aurelia and Alvin & Gladys Jipp of Storm Lake, grandparents of the groom and Tom and Betty Smith and Cecil and Billie Welch, uncles and aunts of the bride.

A reception was held after the wedding at Deer Creek Golf Club. Hosts for the reception were Armando and Jennifer Robles of Ontario, Canada, friends of the couple.

Joshua & Amber both received their Masters of Divinity degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Ill., where they met. They enjoyed a ten day trip to San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. They are currently at home in Shoreview, Minn. for the summer, but will be moving to Durham, NC in the fall where Joshua will further his studies at Duke University.