Mike and Jeanie Michaelis, together with Bill and Mary Kennedy, all of Hays, announce the approaching marriage of their children, Erin Elizabeth Michaelis to Jon Brian Kennedy, both of Portland, Ore.

Grandparents of the couple are Betty Miller, Hays, the late Frank Miller, the late Clarence and Frances Michaelis, the late Jerry and Millie Maska, and the late Don and Frances Kennedy.

The bride-elect is a graduate of the University of Kansas and earned a master's degree from Fort Hays State University. She is employed as the director of member and vendor services at Absolute Recreation Management.

The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of the University of Kansas. He is employed as an electronic network specialist at Paychex Inc.

A July 15, 2011, wedding is planned at Ross Castle in County Galway, Ireland.