A Nov. 11, 2006, wedding is planned at St. Francis of Assisi in Des Moines.
Lara is a 2001 graduate of Lakeville High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications at Iowa State University and is currently employed as a public relations account coordinator at Strategic America in Des Moines.
Chad is a 1999 graduate of St. Mary's High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural systems technology at Iowa State University and is currently employed as a field test technician for John Deere AMS in Urbandale.