Tim Ferkel, Union, and Sandi Ferkel, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sonja Ferkel, Joplin, to Kyle Tapper, Broken Arrow, Okla., son of Charles Tapper, Owasso, Okla., and Jennifer Tapper, Broken Arrow, Okla.

Sonja graduated from Washington High School in 2005. She attended Ozark Christian College and received a Bachelor of Christian ministry in 2010. She is employed by Christ In Youth, Move.

Kyle graduated from Broken Arrow High School in 2006 and earned a Bachelor in Christian ministry with minor in youth ministry and counseling and psychology from Ozark Christian College, Joplin, in 2011. He is employed at US Bank and part time at First Christian Church in Afton, Okla., as a youth minster.

The couple plan an Oct. 6, 2012, wedding in Marthasville.