Kara VandenBos and Seth Swanson Kara VandenBos and Seth Swanson were united in marriage on March 23, 2013, at Faith Community Church in Lynden, with Pastor John Edgecomb officiating. The bride is a daughter of Steve and Sherry VandenBos of Lynden. Dr. Randel and Janice Swanson, also of Lynden, are the parents of the groom. Serving as maid of honor was Katie VandenBos and the bridesmaids were Ketta VandenBos, Hannah Swanson, Rachel Tennant, and Catherine Olson. Serving as best man was Andrew Hafford. Eddy Skachkov, Steve Webb, Chris VandenBos, and Tom Dunkin were the groomsmen. The bride has an English degree from WWU and is currently studying pre-dental hygiene at the University of Nebraska. The groom has a chemistry degree from WWU and is studying at the University of Nebraska School of Dentistry. The couple vacationed in Maui, Hawaii, for their honeymoon and are living in Lincoln, Nebraska.