The couple is planning a Dec. 8, 2007, wedding at 4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Le Mars. The dinner and dance will immediately follow the ceremony at the Le Mars Convention Center.
Melissa is a graduate of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., and is currently working for Thrivent Financial as a marketing specialist in Minneapolis.
J.D. is a graduate of Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas, and is currently workng for Premium Waters as a regional sales manager in Minneapolis.