The couple is planning a Saturday, June 18, 2011, wedding at the Staley Acres Farm at Willard, Mo.
Micaela is the daughter of Cynthia Boyd Peterson and Brent Peterson of Republic, Mo., and Tim Banek of Jefferson City, Mo. She is also the granddaughter of John and Roma Boyd of Le Mars.
James is the son of Montene Staley of Willard, Mo., and the late James B. Staley.
Micaela received her bachelor of science degree at St. Louis University in St. Louis, Mo. She is currently employed with McNearney & Associates in Kansas City.
James received his bachelor of arts degree from Drury University in Springfield, Mo., and his master's degree in public administration from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He is currently employed as a marketing manager with Mid-Continent Public Library of Missouri.