The Rev. and Mrs. Kenneth Carder celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 3. They were married in Ottawa, Ill., with Ken’s father officiating.
Ken served campus ministries in Illinois and New York and local congregations of the United Methodist Church in New York and Pennsylvania, including Central United Methodist Church in Wilkes-Barre.
Until her retirement, Judy was employed as a legal secretary for attorney Paula G. Bregman and earlier for the law firm of Rosenn, Jenkins and Greenwald.
They have two children, Jeffrey Carder and his wife, Ellen, Shenandoah Heights, and Bryn Kaufer and her husband, Joshua, Trucksville.
Their grandchildren are Justin Carder, Falls Church, Va.; Brent Carder, Plymouth; and Madison and Ty Kaufer, Trucksville.
To celebrate the occasion, Ken and Judy traveled to Eastern Europe, visiting the cities of Prague, Vienna and Budapest, where they rented a car and drove through the Danube River Valley.
A dinner with children and grandchildren was held on Sept. 3.