The engagement and upcoming marriage of Laura Brown and Christopher Mauser are being announced by the couple’s parents, Roy and Marilyn Brown of Marquette, Mich., and Kathy Repenning of Youngstown and Ronald Mauser.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Marquette Senior High School and is pursuing a degree in Christian counseling from Liberty University.

Mr. Mauser is a graduate of Kent State University and is pursuing his Ph.D. in philosophy of religion at Southern Evangelical University in Charlotte, N.C.

The two will exchange wedding vows during a marriage ceremony to be held in Marquette on Jan. 12, 2013.