The couple is planning a July 17, 2010, wedding at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. The reception will be held at the Willow Creek Country Club.
Katie graduated from Gehlen Catholic High School in 1997 and is a graduate of Benedictine College at Atchison, Kan. She is currently studying for her master's degree in reading from Northwest Missouri State University.
She is a sixth grade communication arts teacher at Liberty Middle School in Liberty, Mo., and a junior varsity voleyball coach at Liberty High School.
Lance graduated from Park Hill High School in Kansas City, Mo., in 2000, and from Northwest Missouri State University in 2004. He received his master's degree in athletic administration from William Woods University.
He is employed as a middle school math teacher at Excelsior Springs Middle School in Excelsior Springs, Mo., and is also the assistant track coach at the high school.