In the summer of 2011 on a mission trip in Cartagena, Colombia, Zach Ruble, formerly of Piedmont, met Claudia Viviana Riano of Bogota, Colombia. Over the course of several months, growing in love and companionship, these best friends have decided to spend a lifetime serving God and others.
They are excited to announce that they will marry on Sept. 29 in Piedmont in a private ceremony with family. They will host a meet-and-greet reception on Oct. 7 at Trinity United Methodist Church from 2-5 p.m. for family and friends. The couple will share their story around 2:30 p.m. on stage and will answer questions so everyone has an opportunity to hear.
They plan to reside in Tunja, Colombia, in 2013. They request no physical gifts due to residing in Colombia. Monetary gifts will be accepted.
Zach graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Missouri Baptist University and currently performs freelance video for a variety of clients including Kurt Warner’s First Things First Foundation, the Pujols Family Foundation, and several other non-profit groups.
Viviana is completing her bachelor of arts degree and owns her own business, Gateway Teaching and Traveling, teaching English to young Colombian students.
Zach is the son of Karen Ruble of Piedmont and Roger and Lisa Ruble of Patterson. He is also the grandson of Freda and the late George Rayfield of Piedmont and Betty Jo and the late Vernon Ruble of Cedar Hill.
Viviana is the daughter of Olivo Riano and Rosa Cardenas of Bogota, Colombia.