Rick and Judy Peoples, of Marietta, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Peoples to Andrew Prather, son of Steve Prather of Vienna, W.Va. and Sandy Prather of Washington, W.Va.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Marietta High School and plans to complete her degree in child and family studies at Ohio University this fall. She currently serves as a Children’s Pastor at City Soul Ministries in Vienna.

The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Parkersburg South High School, and is a certified Pharmacy Technician employed in the Pharmacy at Sam’s Club. He also produces wedding videography in his business, Pathway Media Productions.

They will be united in marriage on Oct. 11, 2014, and the custom of an open ceremony will be observed at First Presbyterian Church in Marietta. They plan to reside in Parkersburg.