Lauren Kessler and John Paul Schott announce their engagement.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Annemarie and Grant Kessler of Alpena. Her fiance is the son of Ursula and Alfred Paul Schott of Mexico, Mo.
Lauren is a 2002 graduate of the American International School in Vienna, Austria, and a 2006 graduate of the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. Lauren received a master's degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008. She is currently employed as a social worker in St. Louis.
John Paul is a 2000 graduate of Mexico High School in Mexico Mo., and a 2004 graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. He is currently a doctoral candidate in psychology at Washington University in St. Louis.
The couple will exchange wedding vows in May 2010 at the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.