Clare Berke and Michael Sigrist were united in marriage in an Aug. 7, 2010, wedding at Ryssby Chapel in Longmont, Colo.

Clare Berke and Michael Sigrist were united in marriage in an Aug. 7, 2010, wedding at Ryssby Chapel in Longmont, Colo.

The bride is the daughter of Pastor Steve Berke and Lori Johnson-Berke of Longmont, Colo.

The groom is the son of Charles and Kathy Sigrist of Westerville.

Sarah Berke, sister of the bride, was maid of honor.

Stephen Sigrist served as his brother's best man.

The bride is a graduate of Gotheborg High School, Gotheborg, Neb., holds a bachelor's degree from St. Olaf's College and a master's degree in education from George Washington University. She is a high school English teacher in the Washington, D.C., school system.

The groom is a 1995 Westerville North High School graduate, holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Miami University and a doctorate in philosophy from the State University on New York Stony Brook. He is an assistant professor at George Washington University.