Emily is the daughter of Lori Krieger of Mt. Pleasant and Jeff Carlson of Mt. Vernon. She graduated from Lisbon High School in 2000 and Central College in 2004. Emily works in account services at Performance Marketing in West Des Moines.
Brent is the son of Gary and Janice Kneip of Le Mars. He graduated from Le Mars Gehlen High School in 1994 and the University of Northern Iowa in 1998. Brent is a claims manager for Allied Insurance in Des Moines.
The couple is planning a May 18, 2007, wedding at the West Des Moines Christian Church.