The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Glenwood High School and is currently a student at Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau. She will graduate in May 2009 with a bachelor degree in elementary education.
James is a 2004 graduate of Dexter High School and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau in May 2008 with a bachelor degree in nursing. He is employed as a registered nurse on the Neurology Intensice Care Unit at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
A July 25, 2009, wedding is planned in Springfield, Ill.