The parents of Samantha Jean Grothus and Joshua Tyler Speer announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Mariellen Grothus, of Davenport, Iowa. The groom is the son of Kenny Speer, of Harrisonville, and Jeanne Sartin, of Raymore.
Samantha is a 2005 graduate of Davenport Assumption High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Iowa. She is employed by Cerner Corporation as a Senior Marketing Program Coordinator.
Joshua graduated from Harrisonville High School in 2004 and is a 2009 graduate of MidAmerican Nazarene. He is currently a physical education teacher in the Smithville School District, Smithville, in addition to being on the coaching staff for the Smithville High School football and baseball teams.