Whitney Anne Cross and Jonathan Michael Mires, both of Richmond, Ind., announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the couple are Ronald Cross of Richmond, Linda Cross Owens of Phoenix, Ariz., and Burton and MaryJane Mires of McCook. The bride-to-be is a 1997 graduate of Richmond High School in Richmond and earned her bachelor's degree in Spanish education at Taylor University in Upland, Ind., in 2001. She has completed one year of her master's degree in counseling at Asbury Theological Seminary in Asbury, Ky. She plans to teach Spanish this fall at Connersville High School in Connersville, Ind. The prospective bridegroom is a 1994 graduate of McCook High School. He earned his bachelor's degree in public relations and communications from Hastings College in Hastings in 1998. He works as sports information director for Earlham College in Richmond. The couple is planning a July 19, 2003, ceremony at First Presbyterian Church in Richmond.