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A Pair Divine

A shared faith brought together Josh Kennedy, BS ’12, and Elizabeth Angelo, BS Ed ’12.

Josh Kennedy and Elizabeth Angelo

Josh Kennedy and Elizabeth Angelo met at Mizzou and now share life as husband and wife. They enjoy a light-hearted moment on Tiger Plaza during Homecoming 2011. Photo by Matthew Hibbard, BJ ’11.

Josh Kennedy, BS ’12, and Elizabeth Angelo, BS Ed ’12, met in 2008 as students in the campus ministry, Reformed University Fellowship. Two years later, they had their first date at Addison’s restaurant downtown, followed by a walk around campus. Angelo was a part of the university’s Women of Worth mentoring organization, and Kennedy, formerly a Marching Mizzou member, was an MU cyclist.

It was a shared Christian faith that drew them together. “I realized he was the right person when I stopped wanting to see what else was out there,” Angelo says. “And I was willing to just be wherever he was.”

Kennedy echoes the sentiment. “I just knew that I wouldn’t be happy with anybody else.” Angelo has “a heart for the poor,” he says. When she sees a homeless person, she is compelled to do something. “If she doesn’t have any food in her car, if she doesn’t have any money for him, she’ll at least pray for that person.”

Angelo described Kennedy as “easygoing, lovable and funny. He just brings light to any situation,” she says.

They married June 2, 2012, at an outdoor ceremony and reception attended by 230 guests at the Innsbrook (Mo.) Resort.

Kennedy recalls ring shopping downtown with Angelo. They visited a host of stores but left empty-handed. He doubled back later and picked out one of the first rings she liked.

He did not reveal the ring until the proposal July 28, 2011, when the two were alone, walking along a Gulf Shores, Ala., beach at sunset. When Angelo’s family invited him for the vacation, he thought, “Oh, that would be perfect.”

It was.

Did you know the Mizzou Alumni Association has a special program for couples who hail from Mizzou? Learn more about the Mizzou Match program.