Published 9:13 am Saturday, August 21, 2010
Grant and Becky Lohse of Albert Lea announce the marriage of their daughter, Leah Lohse to Daniel Bender, son of Arthur and Marion Bender of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Leah and Daniel were united in marriage at 7 p.m. on June 25, 2010, at Hebron United Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh. The Rev. Lee Freshour of Albert Lea and Rev. Tim Williams of Pittsburgh performed the double-ring ceremony.
Bridesmaids included Ashley Moore of Springfield, Mo., Mary Stanwood of Charlotte, N.C., Rachel Westrom of Morgantown, W.V., and Sarah Jensen of Kansas City, Mo., all friends of the bride. Groomsmen included Brandon Zangus of Beaver Falls, Pa., Conor Dawley of Erie, Pa., Jonathan Edwards of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Matt Gallagher of Pittsburgh, Pa., all friends of the groom.
Ushers were Arthur Bender III of Pittsburgh, Pa., brother of the groom, Thomas Bender of Franklin, Tenn., brother of the groom, and Luke Self of Pittsburgh, Pa., friend of the groom.
Scripture reader was Eric Hammond of Pittsburgh, Pa., friend of the couple. Musicians included Tony LaMarca of Cranberry, Pa., friend of the groom, and Amy Hammond of Pittsburgh, Pa., friend of the couple.
Guest book attendant was Alexa Shelley of Boone, N.C., friend of the bride.
A reception was held following the ceremony at Hebron United Presbyterian Church.
The bride is a 2006 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with degrees in journalism and religious studies. She is a 2002 graduate of Albert Lea High School.
The groom is a 2005 graduate of Geneva College with a degree in student ministry. He is a 2001 graduate of Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh, Pa. The groom is currently studying at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
The couple resides in Pittsburgh.