Rachel Joy Lindsay of Culpeper, Virginia, and Christian Ray Elston of Falls Church, Virginia, announce their engagement.
She is the daughter of Michael and Susanna Lindsay of Liberty. He is the son of Garold and Linda Elston of Bakersfield, California.
The future bride was the 2010 Liberty High School valedictorian. She is also a 2014 graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering, with a minor in manufacturing engineering and a minor in entrepreneurship. Rachel works for General Electric Energy Management in its Operations Management Leadership Program in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The future groom is a 2008 Rosamond Academics graduate. In 2014 he graduated from California State University in Bakersfield with a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering with a minor in global intelligence and national security. Christian works for the U.S. Department of State as a program analyst in Washington, D.C.
The couple plans a Sept. 6, 2015, wedding at Liberty Church of the Nazarene.