Couples: The Hendersons

HER   Lindsay Henderson

Native of:  Bald Knob.

Education: Bachelor of arts (Speech Communication) and master of science (Higher Education) from the University of Central Arkansas.

Job: Senior vice president of chamber operations, Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.

Parents: James and Brenda Siler of Conway.

Community activities: 2014 CSO Guild Designer House, co-chair; Arkansas Community Foundation of Faulkner County; Arkansas Women’s Leadership Forum; Conway Regional Women’s Council and Conway Symphony Orchestra Board.

Hobbies/special interests: I love running, enjoy cooking and trying to perfect (HA!) my golf game with Jon Ross.
How would you describe yourself: I’m a planner and appreciate organization! Some might call me a nerd with a dry sense of humor.

Favorite restaurant in the 501: I love to eat, so there really isn’t a restaurant I don’t enjoy! But you would find me at ZAZA’s weekly!
Most enjoyed weekend activity: Spending time with Jon Ross.
Favorite quote: I have many, but 1 Chronicles 28:20 brings me great comfort: “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished.”
What do you love about living in the 501: The people! Although I’m not from Conway, I proudly call it home. This is a community that genuinely cares for one another.

HIM  Jon Ross Henderson

Native of: Greenbrier.

Education: Graduate banking degree from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania; master’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas (MBA); bachelor’s degree from Arkansas Tech University (business administration).

Job: Vice president/commercial loan officer at First Security Bank in Conway.

Parents: Johnny and Carolyn Henderson of Greenbrier.

Community activities: Arkansas Game & Fish Foundation Board of Directors; United Way of Central Arkansas Board of Directors; University of Central Arkansas Foundation Board of Directors.

Hobbies/special interests: Hunting trips, running, obstacle racing, golfing, grilling, traveling.

How would you describe yourself: Hard-working, dedicated and a hunting enthusiast.

Favorite restaurant in the 501: Patron! Especially after couples golf on Thursdays.
Most enjoyed weekend activity: Relaxing at Greers Ferry with Lindsay.
Favorite quote: “The good Lord gave us a body that can withstand most anything; it’s our mind that we have to convince.” — Vince Lombardi

What do you love about living in the 501: The community and the people involved with it. 


City: Conway.

How we met: We were introduced at multiple work events, but finally began talking when Jon Ross literally ran into Lindsay.

The proposal: Last June, we took our first trip to Rosemary Beach, Fla., which was absolutely beautiful. The first day on the beach Jon Ross followed Lindsay into chest-deep water and popped the question. It was perfect! 

Wedding bells: Feb. 25, 2014, at Kapalua Maui, Hawaii.

Pets: We have four dogs: two labs (Dixie and Lola) and two Westies (Linus and Lucy) . . . and a partridge in a pear tree!

Church: Second Baptist Church in Conway.

Family activities enjoyed together: There really isn’t anything we don’t enjoy doing together. We both seem to sucker one another into running/biking races, but have fun cheering each other on. We also enjoy playing couples golf with friends, traveling to new places, going to the lake and spending time with friends.

More information: We consider ourselves blessed to be surrounded by parents and friends who love and care for us. Daily we are reminded how fortunate we are to have such good people in our lives.