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Published May 13, 2012, 12:00 AM

Mattson-Merkling

Kayla Mattson and Benjamin Merkling, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., announce their engagement. Parents are Lori and Dehlon Schrank, Horace, N.D.; Rick Mattson and Kris Messner, Brooklyn Park, Minn.; and Susan and Rob Johnson and the late Mark Merkling, Inver Grove Heights.

Kayla Mattson and Benjamin Merkling, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., announce their engagement.

Parents are Lori and Dehlon Schrank, Horace, N.D.; Rick Mattson and Kris Messner, Brooklyn Park, Minn.; and Susan and Rob Johnson and the late Mark Merkling, Inver Grove Heights.

Kayla graduated in 2005 from West Fargo High School and in 2009 graduated from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications. She is a professional nanny in Minneapolis.

Benjamin graduated in 2004 from Simley High School, Inver Grove Heights, and in 2008 graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He is completing his master’s degree in psychology this month and will begin a doctorate program in the fall at St. Mary’s University, Minneapolis. He is a mental health counselor at South Metro Human Services, St. Paul.

A July 14 wedding is planned at Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, followed by a reception at Seasons at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

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