The parents of Karla Leigh Parks and Chad Wayne Speer announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride is the daughter of Gerald and Cindy Parks, of Calera, Okla., and the groom is the son of Kenny Speer, of Harrisonville, and Jeanne Sartin, of Raymore.
Parks is a 2001 graduate of Calera High School, 2005 graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University and 2009 graduate of Southern Nazarene University. She is employed by Calera Public Schools as a fifth- and sixth-grade math teacher. Speer is a 2000 graduate of Harrisonville High School, 2004 graduate of William Jewell College and 2006 graduate of Northwest Missouri State University. He is the offensive coordinator at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Okla.
The couple will wed Sunday, March 16, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev. There will be a reception honoring the couple Saturday, April 19, at Lakewood Golf Club, Lees Summit.