The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

August 25, 2013

Kayla Puchko, Andrew Stephenson


Submitted to The Tribune-Democrat

JOHNSTOWN — Kayla M. Puchko and Andrew James Stephenson were married June 1, 2013, at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, Brownstown.

The Rev. Donald Dusza performed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Doug and Maureen Puchko of Brownstown and granddaughter of Pat Puchko and the late Steve Puchko and Monica Coyle and the late Jack Coyle.

The groom is the son of Dave and Joan Stephenson of Westmont.

Presented in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by Trista Goller of Chambersburg as maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Kristy Symons Puchko of Astoria, N.Y., sister of the bride; Katie Dorian of Altoona; Stacy McAuliffe of Pittsburgh; Kayla Fisher of Bradenton, Fla.; and Lissy Lovette of Dallas, Texas.

Anthony Battaglia of Johns-town, was the best man.

Groomsmen were Joey Stephenson of Pittsburgh, brother of the groom; Doug Puchko of Pittsburgh, brother of the bride; Zak Koval of Cranberry Township; Ed Wojnaroski of Johns-town, uncle of the groom; and Steve Wojnaroski of Washington, D.C., cousin of the groom.  

Alexis Holko and Serenity Swope of Johnstown, goddaughter of the bride and groom, were the flower girls.

Walt Wojnaroski and Bruce Shannon of Johnstown and Tim Will of Chicago read Scripture.

Dan Gresh was the pianist and Patty Coyle was the vocalist.

A reception was held at Peoples Natural Gas Park.

The bride and groom honeymooned in Jamaica.

The bride is a 2003 graduate of Bishop McCort Catholic High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where she received a bachelor’s degree.

She is a financial coach and assistant general agent at Puchko Financial Associates Inc., downtown Johnstown.

The groom is a 2002 graduate of Westmont Hilltop High School and a 2006 graduate of Pitt-Johnstown, where he received a bachelor’s degree in communications.

In 2007, he earned a master’s degree in sports management from West Virginia University.

He is a youth counselor at Outside In School of Experiential Education.

The newlyweds reside in Johnstown.