Gary and Venessa Ford of Austin announce the engagement of their daughter, Faith Marie Ford, to Joshua David Henker.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Albert S. and Margaret Coffman and the late Raymond and June Ford, all formerly of Lonoke. She is a 2012 graduate of Cabot High School.

The prospective groom is the son of Steven and Merianne Henker of Austin. He is the grandson of David and Donna Henker of Alto, Wis., and the late Flo Henker and Mary Lloyd, of Ga., and the late Verlon Lloyd. He is a 2005 graduate of Cabot High School and is currently a job mechanic with the Arkansas National Guard.

The couple met while in attendance at Arkansas State University at Beebe.

The wedding is planned for 2 p.m., March 8, 2014 at Ward First Baptist Church, Ward. Family and friends are invited to attend their celebration.