The couple is planning a June 27, 2009, wedding at St. John's Catholic Church in Independence.
Kristen is a 2002 graduate of Independence High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. She is employed with Patient Education Institute in Iowa City.
Matt is a 2003 graduate of Gehlen Catholic High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. He is employed as a fleet manager with CRST Van Expedited, Inc., of Cedar Rapids.