Kelli M. Simmerman and Gregory T. Johnson were united in marriage on Aug. 9, 2008, in the presence of their immediate family at their home in Kimbolton.

Pastor Perry Baranich of Birds Run Community Church performed the ceremony. He also sang a special song, "Lost In This Moment."

The bride was given away by her parents, Thomas and Faylene Simmerman, Freeport.

Parents of the groom are Tim and June Johnson, Kimbolton.

Jen Miller, friend of the bride, served as maid of honor, and Tiny Johnson served as his brother's best man.

Madison Johnson, niece of the groom, was flower girl attendant. Special scriptural readings were presented by Alicia Moore and Amber Moore, nieces of the groom.

A candle was lit in honor of the groom's son, Jack Johnson, who was unable to attend the ceremony.

Following the wedding, a reception was held at the Sportsman's Club with some 200 guests attending.

A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom's parents.

The new Mrs. Johnson is a 2004 graduate of Indian Valley High School. She also graduated summa cum laude from Muskingum College with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 2008. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in clinical counseling at Malone University and is employed at Guernsey County Help Me Grow.

Johnson is a 1999 graduate of Cambridge High School and the Muskingum-Perry Career Center. He is employed at Elite Home Remodeling, Columbus.