Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

September 15, 2013

Joel Vandiver and Paulisha Rink


— Richard “Joel” Vandiver and Paulisha Nicole Rink were married at 3:30 p.m. May 11, 2013, in Abundant Life Church by Pastor Charles Riley. A reception was at Elite Banquet and Conference Center.

She is the daughter of Lisa Rink, Kokomo. She is a 2004 graduate of Kokomo High School and received an associate degree in dental hygiene from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2009. In 2010, she received a bachelor’s degree in general studies, focusing on science, at Indiana University Kokomo. She is a dental hygienist at Pediatric Dental Specialists of Indiana.

He is the son of Steve and Kathy Vandiver, Kokomo. He is a 2000 Kokomo High School graduate. He is a field technician for Dish Network.

Matron of honor was Allison Turner, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaids were Sara Chalk, the bride’s best friend, Mandy Harris, sister-in-law of the bride, and Alyssa Ellingwood and Melissa Hick, friends of the bride. Maci Turner, the bride’s cousin and goddaughter, and Izzabella Harris, cousin of the groom, were flower girls.

Travis Myers, the groom’s best friend, was best man.  Groomsmen were Micah Vandiver, the groom’s brother, and Nate Yard, Joe Pratcher and Josh Tedder, friends of the groom. Mykale Andrews, the groom’s cousin, was ring bearer.

After a wedding trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, they live in Kokomo.