Bride-elect McCracken is a 2003 Fort Scott High School graduate, and a December 2006 graduate of Ottawa University with a bachelor's degree in communications. She works in public relations at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, in downtown Kansas City, Mo.
Prospective-groom Rus graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in 2001, and the University of Kansas in May 2006 with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. He is a transportation engineer with HTNB in Overland Park.
The couple will be married on June 25, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in Basehor, Kan.