Grace Chapin, Jason James

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Grace Hollingsworth Chapin and Jason Elliott James were married April 7 at Bond Chapel at the University of Chicago. Jonathan D. Williams, who was ordained by the Church of Spiritual Humanism, officiated, with Brian Droste leading the ceremony.

Mrs. James, 29, is a deputy director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Chicago. She graduated with general honors from the University of Chicago, and received a master’s degree in higher education administration from Harvard.

She is a daughter of Susan Svacek Chapin and Paul H. Chapin of Spokane, Wash. Her father recently retired as the senior vice president of People to People Student Travel Programs in Spokane. Her mother, a registered nurse, is an infection prevention specialist at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, also in Spokane. She is the president of the board of directors of Spokane Public Schools.

Mr. James, 34, works in Chicago as an attorney-adviser for the Illinois Pollution Control Board, which adopts environmental regulations and adjudicates contested pollution-related cases for the state. He graduated from Notre Dame and received a law degree from the University of Virginia. He also earned a master’s degree in public policy studies from the University of Chicago.

He is a son of Jeanne M. James and William C. James of Vienna, Va. The groom’s mother is a preschool teacher at Wesley Preschool in Vienna. His father is the deputy assistant secretary in the office of information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington.

The couple were introduced through OkCupid during the summer of 2013 while Ms. Chapin was in China for work for several weeks. They had their first conversation via Skype, and made up for lost time three weeks later with an all-day date in the Logan Square area of Chicago.

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