Geoff and bethany Gasperini
Geoff and Bethany Gasperini have been involved with Engaged Encounter since 2009. They were married in 2002 and have 3 rambunctious boys and 2 adorable girls. Bethany is an avid runner and academic tutor. Geoff is an attorney by day and devoted father by night. Both enjoy spending time with their 5 kids and cheering them on in all they do.
Bryce yancey and Melanie Tazza
Bryce and Melanie have been involved in Engaged Encounter since 2009. They were married in 2006 and have 4 children between the ages of 8 and 6 months. Bryce enjoys camping with the family and Melanie loves to cook.
Kevin and Adria
Kevin and Adria have been presenting Engaged Encounter weekends since 1985. They were married in 1982 and have 2 adult children. Nick is 30 and Chris is 24. They became new grandparents in October 2015. Kevin is a Permanent Deacon, assigned to St. Edward the Confessor church in North Chesterfield County, VA. His Ministry focus is Marriage and Family Life. He enjoys all sports especially golf, while Adria is an avid gardener and enjoys reading.
Steve and Natasha Feher
Steve and Natasha Feher met in college and participated in a Catholic Engaged Encounter weekend before they were married in May, 1996. Their lives have been blessed with three wonderful children; Cassandra, Alexander, and Nicholas. The Feher’s have been involved with marriage preparation since 1998 – starting with a campus Pre-Cana and mentoring programs, before moving to Richmond in 2012 and becoming active with the Catholic Engaged Encounter team in the Diocese.
Patrick and Donna Snyder
Donna and Patrick have been involved in Engaged Encounter since 2006. They were married in 1997 and have five daughters. Patrick is a baseball and hockey fan and also enjoys (and brews) craft beer. Donna is a homeschooling mother and creates beautiful pottery in her spare time.
Chris and Lesley Cosby
Chris and Lesley Cosby have been married since 1998 and have been involved with Engaged Encounter since 2014. They enjoy spending time with their three children and finding new adventures as a family. Chris is a prior Navy pilot and likes to work out, work on the house and spend time with his family. Lesley is a physical therapist and enjoys yoga, hiking and being outdoors. They attend St. Bridget's church and have enjoyed sharing their marriage experience with engaged couples.
Pam and george coker
Pam and George were married in 1975 in Coronado, CA. George was in the Navy, which took them around the world, eventually leading them to Virginia Beach, VA. They have three children - Theresa, Elisabeth, and Thomas, and a grandson, Anthony George. They became involved in Engaged Encounter in 1984 and have been a presenting team for over 30 years.
Pam and George were married in 1975 in Coronado, CA. George was in the Navy, which took them around the world, eventually leading them to Virginia Beach, VA.
They have three children - Theresa, Elisabeth, Thomas, and a grandson Anthony George. They became involved in engaged Encounter in 1984 and have been a presenting team for over 30 years.
DAN GARDNER AND SHANNON LA SPINA
Dan Gardner and Shannon La Spina were married in 2002 and have three children; Caden, Luca, and Nia. They have been involved with Engaged Encounter since 2004. They attended an EE weekend themselves when engaged, and quickly jumped into supporting EE once married. Dan works as a principal for Goochland County Schools at Randolph Elementary, and Shannon works as a pediatric physical therapist for Bon Secours. They live and play in Goochland County, and love spending time at kids sports events, and with family and friends. Shannon is an avid runner and enjoys cooking. Dan enjoys working out, craft beer and being outside. They attend St. Michael's Catholic Church in Glen Allen VA.
Jim AND sandy dyk
Jim and Sandy Dyk have been married since August 1966. Their two children have filled the family tree with three grandchildren and three step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren. Sandy and Jim have been a presenting team for Engaged Encounter since 1987 and have served in every leadership position within the organization. Each time they share their story on a weekend their marriage is rejuvenated and enriched. If you were to ask them, they would say, "Ours is not a wheezy old marriage, but a young bright energetic marriage between two old folks."