Meghan Murray ’13 and Michael Paterno ’13

Paterno coupleMajors: Child Study and Special Education / English Secondary Education
Careers: Special Education Teacher / English and Math Teacher


Did you take any classes together?
Yes — we met in our Jesus the Christ class spring semester of our freshman year (2010). We took our engagement photos in the classroom we met in!

Did a classmate introduce you?
We had mutual friends in the club Campus Crusade for Christ but no one specifically introduced us. We found each other!

Favorite budding SJC romance story?
My favorite memory at SJC (Meghan) is when Micheal officially asked if "I would do him the honor and privilege of being his girlfriend?" This happened early in the morning on Tuesday March 27, 2012, in the SJC cafeteria!

What was your first date?
Cold Stone down the street on Sunrise Highway after a battle of the bands competition at SJC.

First movie you saw together?
Sherlock Holmes- with mutual friends before we began dating.

Did you (or will you) name your child "Joseph/Josephine"?
Possibly! We have talked about the name Joshua for a boy — similar!

Any advice for current SJC students?
Be patient and hopeful, you're soul mate will sweep you off your feet when you least expect it!

What's your message to the SJC community on Valentine's Day?
Happy Valentine's Day to all! We are so blessed to have our story begin at SJC and we pray for the same experience for you in your lives!

Paterno couple