JoAnne Strong and Chad Bowles, both of Bend, have announced their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Stanely and Joyce Strong of Bend. She is a 1999 graduate of Mountain View High School, and graduated from Northwest Christian College in 2003 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies. She is employed as the afterschool daycare director at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School.
The future groom is the son of Warren and Linda Bowles of Madras. He is a 1994 graduate of Madras High School, and graduated from Central Oregon Community College in 2003 with an associate degree in automotive technology. He is employed at Import Performance as an automotive technician.
A July 20 wedding is planned at Westside Church in Bend.