The couple is planning a June 12, 2004, wedding at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Sioux City.
Melissa is a graduate of Heelan High School, Stewart's School of Hairstyling and Western Iowa Tech Community College where she earned an associate degree in business administration. She is employed with Indian Hills Hair by Stewarts, as a stylist.
Michael graduated from Le Mars Gehlen Catholic High School and from Briar Cliff University with a bachelor's degree in computer science. He is employed at Briar Cliff as an I.T. services specialist.