Melissa Ellen Read of Princeton and Brandon Paul Ackerman of Walnut are announcing their engagement and approaching marriage. She is the daughter of Chuck and Bev Read of Princeton. He is the son of Jack and Vicky Ackerman of Walnut.
The bride-elect graduated from Princeton High School in 2004 and received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education in 2008 from Judson University. She is employed at Princeton Christian Academy as a kindergarten teacher.
Her fiancé graduated from Bureau Valley High School in 2004 and received a bachelor’s degree in finance in 2010 from St. Ambrose University. He is an accounting customer service representative employed by Hennepin Cargill Inc.
The couple will be married July 20 at Christ Community Church.