The couple is planning to be married at Grace Lutheran Church, Le Mars on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006. A reception will follow at the church.
April is a 1995 graduate of Le Mars Community High School. She earned a bachelor's degree from Concordia University, Seward, Neb., in 1999 and her master's degree also from Concordia in 2006. She is currently teaching at Avalon Charter School in St. Paul and also teaching at Sylvan Learning Center.
Mark is a 1995 graduate of Shelbyville High School in Shelbyville, Tenn. He attended Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Mich., and also received an art degree. He is currently employed with the Pioneer Press as a graphic art designer.