Timothy and Melanie Folkerts, Hays, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Beth, to J.W. Wartick, son of Kent and Ruth Wartick, Stow, Ohio.

The bride-elect plans to graduate from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Mich., in May and plans to attend Luther Seminary in Minneapolis next fall, pursuing a master's of divinity degree.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2010 graduate of Concordia University and is pursuing his master's degree in Christian apologetics through Biola University.

An Aug. 5, 2011, wedding is planned at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hays.