January 31, 2000
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 of Taylor University in Indiana with a degree in art and psychology. She received her masters degree in art therapy in 1999 from Hofsta University in New York.
Jason is the son of Amos and Lil Bontrager of Goshen, Indiana. He is a 1992 graduate of Northridge High School in Middlebury, Indiana, and received a bachelor of science degree in business and accounting from Taylor University. He is employed with Deloitte & Touche.
Following a honeymoon in Mexico, the couple has settled in Chicago.