Commonwealth Journal

Weddings/Engagements

May 11, 2009

Merkel & Kiteck united in marriage

Wedding Announcement

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for your favor on Daniel and Karen Kiteck. Their cup of inexpressible joy overflows on everyone who knows them!

Like every “love story” theirs is unique. God brought Karen to UK as a graduate student. She lived and worked part time at the Hospital Hospitality House. She made friends with another UK student here named Daniel. Their friendship grew. She had written down 73 qualifications she needed in a man. Had she found him?

She dreamed of being proposed to in a gazebo. After courtship and parental blessing that’s what happened!

Daniel and Karen both had purity rings and had decided to save themselves for their mate. They even agreed to have their first kiss – after they said “I do.” Unbelievable, but it’s true.

The wedding celebration uniting Karen Christine Merkel and Daniel Armstrong Kiteck was on Saturday, May 10, 2008, 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Kingsport, Tenn.

The wedding party included Dr. Fred and Peggy Merkel and Doris Carter, parents and grandmother of the bride; Dr. Stephen and Sally Kiteck and Jennie Kiteck, parents and grandmother of the groom.

Kasey Reece, sister of the bride, was the matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Stephanie Elkins, childhood best friend of the bride; Takisha Quitto, college roommate of the bride; Mellissa Volturara, college friend of the bride; Julie Miker, church friend of the bride and groom; and Ping Zhang, past roommate of the bride and friend of the groom.

Anna Winn, friend of the groom, was the flower girl.

Andrew Kiteck, brother of the groom, was the best man.

Groomsmen were Clinton Kiteck, brother of the groom; Albert Kiteck, brother of the groom; Miles Phelps, long-time friend of the groom; Joshua Winn, college roommate of the groom; and Jeremiah Kuhn, college roommate of the groom.

Ushers included Aaron Reece, brother-in-law of the bride; Kyle Moneyhon, childhood friend of the groom; and Jeremy Marx, college friend of the bride.

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