Parents of the bride-to-be are Deborah and Mike McGarvey of East Peoria, Illinois. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Mary and Dee Traphagan of McCook, Nebraska.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of Peoria Christian High School in Peoria and received a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Concordia University Chicago in 2009. She is attending Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, entering the deaconess program this fall.
The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of McCook High School, a 2010 graduate of Concordia University Nebraska earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology. He continues his education at Concordia Theological Seminary, LCMS in Fort Wayne with plans to become a Lutheran pastor, LCMS.
The wedding is planned for June 4, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Peoria. A reception is planned for July 10, 2011 from 2-5 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in McCook.