Rev. Father John-Mark A. Gilhousen and David J. Borba have announced their engagement and will be married Saturday, April 16, at 2 p.m. in a solemn high pontifical Nuptial Mass at Old St. Peter's Landmark in The Dalles. The Most Rev. William Smith, a retired Old Catholic Bishop, will act as celebrant.
A choral ensemble from The Cascade Singers will perform William Byrd's Mass for Four Voices directed by Mr. Lloyd Walworth, and Mr. Rob Stoltz, a retired church musician from Portland, will be organist.
Among the altar servers are friends of the couple and former parishioners of Father Gilhousen.
Father Gilhousen is the only son of Dr. John S. and Inez (Jackson) Gilhousen, lifelong residents of The Dalles, now deceased. He graduated from The Dalles High School in 1969, and studied at George Fox, Holy Cross and Goddard colleges, as well as the University of Portland and Gallaudet University, earning degrees in Sacred Theology and Education of the Deaf. He was the director and priest in charge of the Augustinian Center and is now retired.
David Borba is the son of Lawrence J. and Adeline (Lawrence) Borba, deceased. He graduated from Arroyo High School in his hometown of San Lorenzo, Calif., in 1971, and studied electronics in college, afterward going to work for Atari. Upon its closure, he was employed at Pearle Vision before his love of the road led him to a career as a long-haul trucker, in which he is still active.
The couple plans to make their home together here in The Dalles after a short honeymoon in Cannon Beach, the site of their betrothal.
The venue for the reception dinner and dance is tentatively set at The Dalles Country Club. While the couple has registered with several merchants, they suggest a donation in lieu of gifts to the Cascade Aids Project.