Clare Berke, daughter of Pastor Steve Berke and Lori Johnson-Berke of Longmont, Colo., and Michael J. Sigrist, son of Charles and Katherine Sigrist of Westerville, have announced their engagement and plans to be married.

Clare Berke, daughter of Pastor Steve Berke and Lori Johnson-Berke of Longmont, Colo., and Michael J. Sigrist, son of Charles and Katherine Sigrist of Westerville, have announced their engagement and plans to be married.

The couple has set an Aug. 7, wedding date, with the ceremony to be held at Ryssby Chapel, Boulder, Colo.

The bride-to-be graduated from Gothenburg High School, holds a bachelor's degree in English from St. Olaf College and a master's degree in secondary education from George Washington University. She is a English teacher at Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C.

The future groom is a Westyerville North High School graduate, holds bachelor's (political science, economics and philosophy) and master's (philosophy) degrees from Miami University and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Stony Brook University. He is a professor at George Washington and George Mason universities.