The couple is planning a 2 p.m. cermony on Nov. 6, 2004, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars, with a reception to follow at the Le Mars Convention Center.
Melissa is a graduate of Gehlen Catholic High School and the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in elementary education. She is employed as a Title I reading teacher in the Le Mars Community School District.
Jacob is a graduate of Aplington-Parkersburg High School, and the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in general studies. He is employed at Parsons Equipment in Sioux City.