The couple is planning a July 14, 2012, wedding in Le Mars.
Ellie is a graduate of Le Mars Community High School and a junior at Concordia University in Irvine, Calif.
Justin is a graduate of Olive Tree Christian School and also a junior at Concordia.
Both Ellie and Justin are active on campus in various music ensembles and worship teams while focusing their studies in the areas of Christian education and music ministry. They plan to serve in the overseas mission fields.