Maren is the daughter of Charles and Linda Van De Water, of Le Mars. Adam is the son of Dennis and Ivy Bartasis, of Magnolia, Texas, and Rob and Judith Johnston, of Fairfax, Va.
The couple is planning a March 8, 2013, wedding ceremony at Tremont House in Galveston, Texas. The reception will follow at the Davidson Ballroom in Galveston, Texas.
Maren graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor of arts degree in education. She is employed in the Alief School District as a math recovery teacher.
Adam is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. He is the business development manager for Altair Engineering's Gulf Coast Territory.