Ellyn Johansen, of Valparaiso, and Brody Kutch, of LaPorte, were united in marriage at Liberty Bible Church in Chesterton on Aug. 12. D.J. Murvine, of GracePoint Church, officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Paul and Mary Johansen, of Valparaiso. She is the granddaughter of Alan and Bonnie Johansen, of Valparaiso, and Eugene and Patricia Kane of Atchison, Kansas. The groom is the son of Bruce and Jody Kutch, of LaPorte. He is the grandson of Judy Surowiec, of LaPorte.
The maid of honor was Abby Johansen, sister of the bride. The best man was Michael Kutch, brother of the groom.
Following the reception at Trinity Hall and Banquet Center in Chesterton, the couple left for Serenity Springs and later Oxford, Wisconsin.
The bride and groom are both graduates of Purdue University North Central. The bride has a bachelor's degree in social work and the groom has a bachelor's degree in psychology. The bride is currently attending Loyola University Chicago for her master's degree in social work.
The bride and groom are currently residing in Valparaiso.