Inger and Joel met at church. Detained by the Sunday school class she teaches, Inger, rushed into worship late one Sunday morning and was immediately struck by the new intern pastor up front playing guitar. The Bride Inger Halverson, an assistant retail manager The Groom Joel Payne, an intern pastor The Date June 23 After the service, Inger introduced herself to him (he was talking to one of her friends). Pretty soon, it was just Joel and I talking, and everyone else standing around, says Inger. Talk about love at first sight: That December, after the annual Christmas program, Joel asked Inger to marry him in the church parking lot. We talked about getting married on our very first date, says Inger. We knew it was meant to be.