Lucy Beilman, Ellis, and Damien Beilman, Andover, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Vanessa Marie Beilman, to Derek James Schumacher, son of Brian and Jane Schumacher, Hays.

Grandparents of the couple are the late Adolph and Lucille Laska, Laverne and Jane Schumacher, Hays, and Paul and Lucy Baier, Hays.

The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Ellis High School and a graduate of Fort Hays State University. In the fall, she will be teaching at Thomas More Prep-Marian Junior High school and is pursuing a master's degree in English at FHSU.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2003 graduate of Thomas More Prep-Marian High School. He has a bachelor's degree from Fort Hays State University.

A July 13, 2013, wedding is planned at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, Hays.