Bride-elect Smith is the daughter of Connie Brisbin, of Lamar, and the late Joe Brisbin. Prospective-groom Phillips is the son of Bill and Susan Phillips, of Nevada, and Carol Kibler, also of Nevada.
Jeri is a graduate of Missouri Southern State University, employed by the State of Missouri as a case manager. Eric is a graduate of Missouri Southern State University, with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Corrections, and an Associate of Science in Law Enforcement. He is employed by Precision Machine Parts.