William (Buck) and Debbie Young, Moberly, Mo., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Melia Young, to Ryan Pfannenstiel, son of the late Sue Pfannenstiel and Terry and Marie Pfannenstiel, Manhattan.

Grandparents of the couple are Evelyn Bieker, Hays, the late Victor Bieker, and Eddie and Loretta Pfannenstiel, Hays, Billy Gene and Donna Young, Huntsville, Mo., Grace Pulis, Moberly, and the late Dale Pulis.

The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Moberly High School, a 2006 graduate of Central Methodist University, Fayette, Mo., with a degree in criminal justice and political science, and a 2008 graduate of Kansas State University with a master's degree in political science. She is a PhD candidate in security studies at KSU and is employed as a research and teaching assistant at KSU.

The prospective bridegroom is a 1997 graduate of Manhattan High School, and a 2005 graduate of KSU with a bachelor's degree in marketing. He is a project and sales manager at Construction Building Specialties, Manhattan.

A Sept. 25, 2010, wedding is planned at First Presbyterian Church, Manhattan.