how it happened
i [denae] had been asked by a church in london, england to lead worship for their 5 year anniversary church retreat. at their suggestion, i contacted other calvary chapel's in europe to let them know i was available for whatever might be of service to them. dave was my contact for the church in montebelluna, italy-where they asked me to play an open air concert in a piazza. the conversing began when i asked if anyone knew how to find a cheap overseas ticket...and he took it upon himself to find me a ticket. we hung out for the first time when he picked me up from the airport in venice.
he actually told someone the night of the concert, "i'm going to marry that girl." almost 3 years of long distance dating later, more than 10 overseas flights between us, tears, fights, tragedies, joys, adventure and faith, we tied the knot in california [where he's from] on june 21, 2014, and in one month we knocked out a long, stationary honeymoon, a 2nd reception in arizona [where i'm from], picked up my long awaited and hoped for missionary visa, said goodbye to our families-and moved all that we could fit of my stuff to ferrara, italy. we are now making a home of a little italian flat on the 15th century wall that surrounds our city, living our lives and serving with the intent of showing Christ to all who cross our path and hopefully see a solid church be planted here.