Sonja Leonore Dean and John Allen Ferrell were married on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. Pastor Kristine Braaten-Lee officiated.
Parents of the couple are LeAnn Lindquist Dean of Morris, James Dean of Willmar, and James and Janice Ferrell of Hedrick, Iowa.
Laura Swanson was the maid of honor. Lisa Rupert, Ann Erdahl, and Jenell Millikin were bridesmaids. Jamie Euken was the best man. Dan Christenson, Todd Batta, and Trevor Dean, were groomsmen. Joel Millikin, Paul Larson, and Adam Healy served as ushers.
Following the ceremony there was a reception and dance held at Oyate Hall on the campus of the University of Minnesota Morris. The couple traveled to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a honeymoon following the wedding.
John is the Deputy Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs at USDA and Sonja is the scheduler for Senator Tim Johnson of South Dakota. The couple resides in Washington, DC.