Grant W. Schneider and Jingjing Yan were united in marriage Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Columbus by Deacon Jeremiah Guappone.

Jingjing is the daughter of Qingbo and Xiaoying Yan of Changdao, China and granddaughter of Fengzhi Liang of Penglai, China.

She graduated from the Ohio State University with a Ph.D. in statistics in 2014 and is currently employed as a biostatistics manager at Amgen Inc. in South San Francisco, Calif.

Grant is the son of Bill and Judy Schneider of Newport, and grandson of Mary Rita Offenberger of Marietta and the late Herman Offenberger.

He graduated from Frontier High School, and the Ohio State University with a Ph.D. in statistics in 2014 and is currently employed as a data scientist at Upstart in San Carlos, Calif.

The bridal party consisted of best man Seth Murphy (Newport), and groomsmen Samuel Rutherford (Newport), Jacob Walker (Reno), Casey Davis (Hoboken, N.J.), and Zach Murnane (Richmond, Va.).

Sarah Anderson (Indianapolis, Ind.) was maid of honor, bridesmaids were Danielle Sullivan (Chicago, Ill.), Fang Yuan (Washington D.C.), Xiaoyan Sun (Union City, Calif.), and Janell Schneider (Oxnard, Calif.).

Flower girl was Laney Murphy (Newport, Ohio) and ring bearers were Brenden Binegar (Parkersburg), cousin of the groom and Xiangrui Zeng (Qingdao, China), cousin of the bride.

A cocktail hour followed by a reception was held at the Renaissance Hotel in Columbus .

A reception followed one week later in the bride’s hometown of Changdao, China to honor some of the Chinese traditions and customs. Several family members and friends joined them in China to continue celebrating the newlyweds and enjoyed sightseeing in Qingdao, Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdu.

The newlyweds reside in Foster City, Ca.

They are planning a honeymoon to Bora Bora in July.


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