Donnis and Russell Smith, of Waco, are happy to announce the engagement of their son, Ian Smith to Katie Gronbeck, daughter of Carrie and Peter Gronbeck of Lynn Haven, Florida.
Ian is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Hankal of Lampasas, and Mrs. Wilma Smith Hill and the late Dr. Edward L. "Tommy" Smith, of Waco. Ian is a 2006 graduate of Midway High School. He graduated in 2011 from Abilene Christian University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry. Ian is currently employed as a youth minister at Star of Hope Mission in Houston.
Katie is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scott and the late Shirley Scott of Morristown, Tennessee and Mrs. Ruth Gronbeck Klumpp and the late Romer Gronbeck of Antioch, Tennessee. Katie is a 2007 graduate of A. Crawford Mosley High School in Lynn Haven, Florida. She graduated in 2010 from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. In 2012 Katie graduated from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia with a Master of Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is currently employed as a Speech-Language Pathologist, at Kingwood Medical Center in Kingwood, Texas.
The couple will exchange marriage vows and celebrate their marriage on November 1, 2014 at 3.Thirty.1 South, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
Published in the Waco Tribune-Herald on August 10, 2014