By JASE BRANDT, reporter
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018
Sterling College staff member Micah Black married his college sweetheart Jordan Himes on Saturday.
Leading up to the exchanging of vow, Micah said he was experiencing several emotions.
“I’m stoked. I’m very excited,” he said. “I’m a little nervous. I’ve never gotten married before. So this will be a new experience for me. I’m happy, a little nervous, but I got faith that it’ll turn out just fine. And, at the end of the day, we’ll be married and there we go. New chapter.”
The wedding ceremony took place outdoors at the McGlynn Family Farm just a few miles north of Sterling. The couple were joined together by the groom’s father, Jon Black. They had some untraditional elements added to their ceremony, such as their decision to write their own vows and the act of them taking turns washing each other’s feet like Jesus did to His disciples in John 13:1-17.
Their reception followed in Upper Wilson on Sterling College campus.
Micah and Jordan left on their honeymoon the day following the wedding. They were heading to Washington state for a week to do things such as hiking and exploring the area.
The newlyweds have already made arrangements to rent an apartment in Hutchinson and commute to Sterling for work. Micah will continue working as the Web and Visual Arts Specialist in the Sterling College Marketing Department, and Jordan will begin working as the Children’s Ministry Director at the First United Methodist Church on Oct. 1. Jordan is looking to help out in other areas of the church as well.
Micah grew up in McPherson and Jordan in Eureka before meeting each other at Sterling College. Micah graduated in 2018, and Jordan graduated in 2017. Micah majored in Communication & Media Arts with concentrations in Cinema Production and Multimedia Production while Jordan majored in Applied Vocal and Theatre Arts with a concentration in Performance. They were both active on campus. They were both involved in theatre, choir, and Highland Singers, and they made the Dean’s Honor Roll in spring 2015. Micah was also homecoming king his senior year and is a completer of the Honors Program.
Despite all those accomplishments, Micah says that his greatest accomplishments at Sterling College, include getting engaged to Jordan his senior year, was never pulling an all-nighter and building strong relationships with people.
“At the end of the day, I think that the most important thing is the relationships you develop that stick with ya,” he said. “Those are the good things: relationships that you have in context with God’s love. Love God, love others. Follow your heart unless your heart is dumb, then don’t follow it. And be kind and be consistent.”