Kevin and Jill Arens of Elk River announce the engagement of their son, Derek Jordan Arens to Amanda Erin Kuchenbecker, daughter of Larry and Diane Kuchenbecker of Owatonna, Minn.
Derek, of Arden Hills, Minn., is a 2005 graduate of Elk River High School and a 2010 graduate of Bethel University and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities’ Dual Degree Program. Derek received an Engineering Science Bachelor of Arts degree from Bethel University and a Civil Engineering Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota. He is currently employed as a Transportation Engineer at Bolton and Menk, Inc. in Burnsville.
Amanda, of Edina, Minn., is a 2004 graduate of Owatonna High School and a 2008 graduate of Concordia University, St. Paul with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family Life Education. She is currently employed as a Lead Teacher and Preschool Spanish Teacher at St. Peter’s Lutheran School and Early Learning Center in Edina.
A September 20, 2014 wedding is planned at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Owatonna, Minn.