Janelle Balliet and Christopher Ondrus
Janelle Marie Balliet, daughter of Philip and Linda Balliet of Lehighton, and Christopher Matthew Ondrus, son of Joseph and Marie Ondrus of Lansford, were united in marriage Sept. 16, 2017, at St. Joseph Church of the Panther Valley in Summit Hill. The Rev. Allen Hoffa and the Rev. Stephen Halabura officiated the double ring ceremony. Jeana Depuy was the organist.
Give in marriage by her father, the bride chose Gina Heintzelman of Summit Hill to be her maid of honor. She chose Allison Bonner of Watertown, Massachusetts to be matron of honor.
Bridesmaids included Leslie Balliet of Lehighton; Kirby Huffman of Nashville, Tennessee; Janine Ondrus of Lansford; and Nicole Rascavage of Exton.
The bridegroom selected Joseph Ondrus II and Frank Marek, both of Lansford, to perform the duties of best man.
Ushers included Chris Aungst of Summit Hill, Lenny Kovach of Lansford and Mark Krajcirik of Summit Hill.
The couple welcomed family and friends at a reception at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, followed by a wedding trip to the Finger Lakes in New York.
Prenuptial parties included a rehearsal dinner at Macaluso’s in Nesquehoning.
The new Mrs. Ondrus is a 2003 graduate of Panther Valley High School. She received a bachelor’s degree from DeSales University in 2007, and a master’s in 2011, both in criminal justice. She is employed by Carbon County Juvenile Probation.
Mr. Ondrus is a 1997 graduate of Marian Catholic High School. He earned an associate degree in 1999 from Lincoln Technical Institute. He is employed by Infinera Corporation in Allentown.
The newlyweds live in Lansford.