Debbie Leikam and Claudio Alvarez were married July 26, 2008, at Messiah Lutheran Church, Hays, with Pastor Kenton Rohrberg officiating.

Parents are Jim and Sharon Leikam, Hays.

The bride was escorted by her father.

Honor attendant was Breanne Marrs, friend of the bride. Attendants were Courtney Bouker, Pam Weber and Tasha Pulec, all friends of the bride.

Best man was Darrell Sander, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Darren Hawks, brother of the bride, Omar Villegas, nephew of the groom, and Lance Hunt, friend of the groom.

Ushers were Chuck Clark, uncle of the bride, K.C. Hawks, brother of the bride, and Jeff Ross, brother-in-law of the bride

Candlelighters were Heather Seahorn, niece of the bride, and Jazmin Ramirez, niece of the groom. Junior attendants were Annily Hawks and Terri Hawks, nieces of the bride. Ringbearer was Riley Alvarez, son of the bride and groom, and Josh Hawks, nephew of the bride.

The bride is a 2002 graduate of Hays High School and 2006 graduate of Fort Hays State University with a bachelor's degree in justice studies and a minor in psychology. She is a pharmacy tech specialist at Hays Medical Center.

The bridegroom is a graduate of Domingez High, Compton, Calif. He is manager of tabla department at A-1 Plank and Scaffold, Hays.

The newlyweds are at home in Hays.