Northwest NEWS

March 8, 1999


Engagement: Gonyea - Bontrager


Jason Bontrager and Melana Gonyea.

   Melana Gonyea and Jason Bontrager have announced their engagement. The wedding is set for Oct. 9, 1999, in Woodinville.

   Melana is the daughter of Romeo and Sylvia Gonyea of Woodinville. She is a 1993 graduate of Bellevue Christian High School and a 1997 graduate from Taylor University in Indiana with a degree in art and psychology. She is currently at Hofstra University on Long Island, New York, finishing graduate school in art therapy. Melana is interning at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan in the child life program and is an assistant to the art therapy program at Hofstra University.

   Jason is the son of Lil and Amos Bontrager of Goshen, Indiana. He is a 1992 graduate of Northridge High School in Middlebury, Indiana, and graduated in 1996 from Taylor University with a bachelor of science degree in business and accounting. He is employed with Deloitte & Touche in New York City as a senior consultant in their process and systems integrity group.

   After the wedding, the couple will live in New York City, but have plans to eventually settle in the Midwest or on the West Coast.