Engagement: Van Valkenburg/Hill 2011.07.07

Written by David Green.

engage.vanvalkenburgTimothy Joel Van Valkenburg and Lydia Ann Hill, both of Portsmouth, Va., have announced their engagement.

TJ is the son of Pastor Bill and Rosie Van Valkenburg of Seneca. He graduated from Morenci Area High School in 2003 and attended Cedarville University, then moved to Portsmouth where he is employed by Dow Construction Co.

Lydia is the daughter of Sammy and Christine Hill of Clayton. She graduated from Lenawee Christian School in 2004 and earned a bachelor’s degree in human resources from Michigan State University in 2009. She is employed as a banquet supervisor at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News, Va.

The couple is planning an outdoor wedding Sept. 17 at Slayton Arboretum on the Hillsdale College campus, with a reception following at the Dow Conference Center.

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