July 11, 2013
Dr. Mark and Yvette Rindels of Grass Valley are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Ryan Rindels, to Janai Powell. The parents of the future bride are the Rev. Brenton and Linda Powell of Powhatan, Ariz.
The future bride and groom were both graduate students at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley and are planning a July wedding in Forrest City, Ark. The groom obtained a bachelor's degree in history from California Baptist University in 2008 and served as a journeyman for the International Mission Board in the country of Suriname. He graduated from Sierra High School in Manteca, Calif., where he played football and baseball and ran track.
The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Powle-Brook Christian Academy and earned a bachelor's degree in music education at Williams Baptist University, Walnut Ridge, Ark. She was crowned Miss WBU and completed her student teaching while in college.
The couple met at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in the San Francisco area during new student orientation activities. Both are employed by the seminary: The groom-to-be is a recruitment ambassador, and the future bride is an administrative assistant to the president of GGBTS. They plan to live in Mill Valley and complete their studies to prepare for full-time Christian ministry.