The couple will be married June 18, 2004, in Brooklyn Park, Minn.
Jill is a 1997 graduate of Osseo High School and a 2001 graduate of the University of North Dakota with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She has completed her special education degree at St. Cloud State University. Jill is employed by the Osseo School District as a teacher for children with autism.
Derek is a 1995 graduate of Le Mars Community High School and a 1999 graduate of the University of South Dakota where he earned his bachelor's degree in psychology and health education. Derek is employed in Eagan, Minn., as manager for 2nd Wind Exercise and Equipment Corporation.