Jessica is the daughter of Mary DeLaney of Le Mars. She is a 1998 graduate of Remsen-Union High School in Remsen, and a 2001 graduate of Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City. She earned an associate of science degree, and is employed as a physical therapist assistant in a skilled nursing facility.
Chris is the son of Arnold Steffens of Clara City, Minn., and Kristi Jakobs of Willmar, Minn. He is a 1997 graduate from MACCRAY High School in Clara City, Minn. He is employed by the R & R Bakery in Clara City.