The couple is planning a June 29, 2013, wedding at Linwood Wesleyan Church, 1101 East 57th St., Sioux Falls, S.D.
Kristie is a 2006 graduate of Le Mars Gehlen Catholic High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in nursing and Spanish in 2010 from Augustana College, Sioux Falls S.D. She is currently a registered nurse at Sanford Health Systems in Sioux Falls. She is also enrolled in the master's of nursing program from North Dakota University.
Chris is a 2006 graduate of Mitchell High School, Mitchell, S.D. In 2011, he earned a bachelor's degree in pharmaceutical study from South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD. He has continued his pharmaceutical program through SDSU and will earn a doctorate degree in May 2013.