Rick and Judy Peoples of Marietta announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Peoples, to Andrew Prather, son of Steve Prather of Vienna, and Sandy Prather of Washington, W.Va.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Marietta High School and plans to complete her degree in child and family studies at Ohio University this fall. She serves as a children’s pastor at City Soul Ministries in Vienna.

The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Parkersburg South High School and is a certified pharmacy technician, employed in the pharmacy at Sam’s Club. He also produces wedding videography in his business, Pathway Media Productions.

An open-church wedding is planned for Oct. 11 at First Presbyterian Church in Marietta.

The couple plans to reside in Parkersburg.