Chris and Krista Gottschalk, Hays, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Katie Gottschalk, to Nate Burkman, son of Kip and Christine Burkman, Omaha, Neb.

The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Thomas More Prep-Marian High School and is attending the University of Nebraska, pursuing a degree in secondary English and ESL education.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2007 graduate of Omaha Burke High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Nebraska. He is attending law school at the University of Nebraska College of Law.

A May 12, 2012, wedding is planned at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays.