Kenny Van Veldhuizen, Inwood, Iowa, and Toni Van Veldhuizen, Topeka, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Dena Marie Van Veldhuizen, to Scott Ryan Befort, son of Steve and Stacy Befort, Ellis.

Grandparents of the couple are John and Garlene Van Veldhuizen and Trudy Hollenbeck, Iowa, the late Leslie Hollenbeck, Emanuel and Darlene Befort and Rosita Augustine, Ellis, and the late Robert Augustine.

The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Shawnee Heights High School, Tecumseh, and 2010 graduate of Baker University with a master's degree in elementary education. She is an elementary teacher at Scott Magnet Elementary School, Topeka.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2001 graduate of Ellis High School and studied computer web development at Johnson County Community College. He is the facility manager of Schwan's Sales, Topeka.

A July 7, 2012, wedding is planned at Countryside United Methodist Church with the reception being hosted at the Vinewood, Topeka.