Last Modified: February 17. 2013 2:42AM
Kristen April Killian and Ronald Francis Dietrick Jr. were united in marriage on Oct. 8, 2011, in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Pittston, by the Rev. Paul McDonnell.
The bride is the daughter of Frank and Jeannette Killian, Wilkes-Barre.
The groom is the son of Ronald and Cathy Dietrick, Yatesville.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She chose her sister-in-law, Juli Killian, and her friend, Cheryl Fazio, as her matrons of honor. Bridesmaids were Melissa Kintzel, sister of the groom, and Star Joyce and Brooke Dougherty, friends of the bride. Flower girl was Julia Kintzel, niece of the groom.
The groom chose his father, Ronald Dietrick, as best man. Groomsmen were Jason Killian, brother of the bride, and John Joyce, Jay Brislin, Joseph Marranca and Robert Breymeier, friends of the groom. Ring bearers were Christopher Killian, nephew of the bride, and Ethan Kintzel, nephew of the groom.
Scriptural readings were given by Carol Dietrick, aunt of the groom; Joseph Killian, uncle of the bride; and Candace Bell, friend of the bride.
An evening reception was hosted by the parents of the bride at The Woodlands Inn and Resort, Wilkes-Barre. A rehearsal dinner was given by the parents of the groom at the Fox Hill Country Club, Exeter. The bride was honored at a bridal shower given by the mothers of the bride and groom and bridesmaids at the Wyoming Valley Country Club, Wilkes-Barre.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Bishop O'Reilly High School. She is a 2002 graduate of King's College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in health care administration. She also earned her master's degree in health care administration from King's College in 2004. She is the regional marketing director for The Laurels.
The groom is a 1997 graduate from Pittston Area High School. He is a 2001 graduate of Lehigh University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. He is a supervisor for UPS.
Following the wedding, the couple honeymooned in Aruba. They reside in Wilkes-Barre and are expecting their first child in February.