Abby F. Grulke and Ryan E. Brown announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mike and Julie Grulke of Cheboygan. She is the granddaughter of Florence Timmreck of Ossineke and Ken and Joan Grulke of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Tommy and Debbie Bridges of Shelby, N.C.

Abby is a 2006 graduate of Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor’s degree in English and History with a Secondary Education emphasis. In 2010 she earned her Master’s degree in Teacher Leadership from Walden University. She is a high school English teacher employed by Gaston County Schools in Gastonia, N.C.

Ryan is a 2007 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. He is employed at Gaston County Schools where he teaches high school math.

The couple will exchange their wedding vows June 22, 2013 at Hope Lutheran Church in Hubbard Lake.