Lauren Lester and Kyle Yarberry are planning a July 27, 2012, wedding at St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Milwaukee.
Parents of the couple are Keith and Lori Lester of Whitefish Bay and Bill and Beverly Yarberry of Overland Park, Kan.
The bride-to-be earned her bachelor's degree in political science and international studies from Southern Methodist University. She is an elementary English teacher with Teach for America in Houston, Texas.
The future groom earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and mathematics, also from Southern Methodist University. He is an associate with SMBC Group in Houston.
The future groom proposed to his bride-to-be July 22, 2011, while hiking in Olympic National Park in Washington.