Swenson-Williamson engagment

Melissa Williamson and Ryan Swenson

Jim and Pam Williamson of Paola would like to announce the engagement of their daughter Melissa Williamson to Ryan Swenson, son of Richard and Denise Swenson of Concordia.

The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Paola High School. She received a bachelor’s in music from Southwestern College, Winfield, Kan., in 2006 and a master’s degree in music performance and pedagogy from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla., in 2008. In 2013, she earned a second master’s degree in arts administration from Boston University, Boston, Mass. Melissa is now employed by K-State Research and Extension: River Valley District, Concordia.

The future bridegroom is a 1999 graduate from Concordia Junior Senior High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from K-State University, Manhattan, in 2004. Ryan has been the co-owner of Duis Meat Processing in Concordia and Smoky River Meats in Salina since 2015.

The couple will exchange wedding vows this fall at the First United Methodist Church in Concordia.

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