Kelsey Reed Small and Jared Douglas Mellema, both of Liberty, announce their engagement.
She is the daughter of Charles and Diane Small of Liberty. He is the son of Doug and Lori Mellema of Kansas City.
The future bride has a Bachelor of Arts in biology and is pursuing a Master of Arts in education from Truman State University in Kirksville.
The future groom has a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Truman State University and is employed as the middle school director at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.
An Aug. 1, 2015, wedding is planned at Second Baptist Church of Liberty with a reception following at Restoration 1894 on Liberty Square.