Dr. and Mrs. Gary Atchison of Mt. Vernon would like to announce the engagement of their daughter Kristen to Joshua Gaither, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gaither of Woodlawn.
The future bride graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a bachelor of social work degree. She is employed as a staff member with the Intervarsity organization.
The future groom received a bachelor of education degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He plans to teach high school in the metro east area.
A May 25, 2014, wedding is planned and the couple will reside in Edwardsville.