John Maxwell and Chelsy Bontrager Are Engaged!

Guess what?? John is engaged to Chelsy Bontrager with a December 30th wedding! Some may know of the Bontragers’ due to their participation in the Bible Bee or maybe attended one of their family concerts.Β They are a delightful family who loves and serves the Lord with a great love for His Word and His truth.

John Maxwell and Chelsy Bontrager
John Maxwell and Chelsy Bontrager

We are excited to see what the Lord has for John and Chelsy as they begin a new life together serving Him.Β 

There are many wedding plans being discussed plus working on the house that John bought a couple of months agoβ€”debt free! We’ll be sharing on that soon!

Some have wondered why we hadn’t posted anything earlier. Well, we had planned not to post about them until they were married like we did for Joseph and Elissa. We had chosen the path of not posting about a relationship until after the wedding for the privacy of our children. However, the Bontragers’ posted about the engagement, so it is now public, and we re-evaluated.

The Maxwells

“Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing,
and obtaineth favour of the Lord.”
Proverbs 18:22

37 thoughts on “John Maxwell and Chelsy Bontrager Are Engaged!”

  1. Yay! Congratulations to the lovely couple! Exciting time for your families!!! ?? Will you be sharing any more of their courtship/engagement details? I just remember when you shared about Nathan and Melanie’s way back when. So awesome to read and learn and get inspiration and encouragement, and a picture of what it could look like for our children. πŸ™‚

  2. *I knew it!! Ever since I saw them sitting with each other at the Bible Bee =)
    John’s great, she’s great, and together they’ll be greater!! Congrats

  3. Congratulations John and Chelsy!! I have followed your blogs for several years. She seems like such a hard-working, cheerful and kind woman. I wish them the best! Can’t wait to see the wedding pictures and see what the Lord has in store for them.

  4. Congratulations John and Chelsy! We’re excited for you both. May the Lord bless this time of preparation.

  5. Congratulations to the young couple ! A wedding ? What a lovely way to end the year. Next week my husband and I will celebrate our 27th anniversary and my parents, their 60th anniversary. I wish Chelsy and John a lot of wonderful years full of love and blessings.

  6. I am so very happy for them! I will be praying for them to have a long, joyous and blessed marriage!

  7. Congratulations John and Chelsy!! We are praying for you both as you prepare to start your lives together! Blessings!!

  8. Congratulations to the lovely couple and all members of both families! Many blessings as you enter this new chapter of life!

  9. Congrats to John and Chelsy! May God bless this couple. The pictures are beautiful, Sarah. I think you have natural talent in photography as well as writing!

  10. Congratulations John and Chelsy – you make a beautiful couple.

    You take some lovely portrait photographs, Sarah. I remember the ones you took of baby Benjamin were very sweet too. Maybe you could start a portrait photo business?

    Where was this one taken?

    1. Aww, thanks for your kind words. I love taking photos, maybe some day it’ll grow into a business, who knows. This one was taken less than 5 minutes from where we live–a place my sisters and I like to run!

  11. I’ve been waiting for this post! πŸ˜‰ How fun for a Maxwell to marry a Bontrager! πŸ˜€ So happy for John and Chelsy!! πŸ™‚ <3

  12. I still couldn’t believe it when Chelsy told me! She and I have been good friends for 8 years. I’ve enjoyed their family’s music. Still can’t believe it! Congratulations, John and Chelsy. Praying for you guys.

    Love, Rebecca

  13. Congratulations!! I’m very happy for this good news! I was praying for John so that the Lord would give him his help. Blessings!!

  14. Congrats to John and Chelsy! What a wonderful thing! She is a Godly, energetic young woman. They will be such a blessing to each other!

  15. I agree with Tracy: I’d love to see a livestream of the service. Both families bring such encouragement to others that I’m sure it would be a blessing.

  16. Oh, this is SO exciting! Congratulations!
    I recognized the Bontragers because I had seen their family singing on the Duggar’s show 19 Kids and Counting a while back.
    Isn’t it neat how God matches couples perfectly in His perfect timing? John and Chelsy wil be a great match.
    I can’t wait to hear more on their courtship and engagement and upcoming wedding! Congratulations!

  17. Congratulations! They make a perfect couple. Your families have lots in common. How awesome to see God put them together…

  18. We are so very happy for you both! It is a rich blessing to see families united as one in a marriage union, and the Lord’s great answers to prayer. We pray God’s peace and joy and happiness as you prepare for the wedding! What an amazing, memory filled time!
    With love.

  19. This is so exciting! Congrats John and Chelsy!! Your engagement pics are stunning! God bless you guys!!! <3

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