The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Nevada High School and a 2005 graduate of the University of Missouri where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences. In 2008, she received a Master of Science in Animal Sciences from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. In the fall, she will be teaching at the Nevada Middle School.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Nevada High School and received his welding certificate from the Missouri Welding Institute in 2001. He is employed with Burlington Northern-Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway as a welder.
The couple are planning a July 3 wedding at the Rinehart Christian Church in Richards, Mo.