The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Fort Scott High School and a 2005 graduate of Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan., where she holds a Bachelor of Science in Education in Social Studies. She is the granddaughter of the late Leroy and Elizabeth Johnson of Eureka, Kan., and the late Willis and Irene Portwood of Garland, Kan. Elizabeth is currently employed by Roosevelt Middle School in Coffeyville, Kan.
James is a 2002 graduate of Bacon County High School and a 2008 graduate of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga., where he holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Crowley and Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Thompson of Alma, Ga. James is currently employed by Parsons High School in Parsons, Kan.
The wedding will be solemnized on Saturday, July 4, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Cherry Grove Baptist Church in Garland.