Amanda Lynn Hoffner and James Francis Schnoebelen

Mr. and Mrs. Warren ‘Bud’ Hoffner III of Chesterfield are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda to James Schnoebelen, son of Mr. Paul C. Schnoebelen III of Ladue and Nancy G. Schnoebelen of Frontenac.

The bride-to-be will receive her bachelor’s degree in elementary education in May from Saint Louis University. She currently is a third grade student-teacher at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic School.

The future groom transferred from Purdue University to Saint Louis University his sophomore year after accepting a job offer. Since then, James has been a full-time student, while simultaneously employed as the director of threat intelligence at SpearTip, a cyber counterintelligence firm. He’ll receive his bachelor’s degree in information technology management from Saint Louis University in May.

High-school sweethearts, the couple met on a golf course when Amanda was a freshman and James a sophomore. After more than six years together, they’ll marry on October 25 at Washington University’s Graham Chapel, with a reception to follow at The Coronado.

Jessica Amanda Holt and Sean Delaney Kelly

Jessica Holt and Sean Kelly are overjoyed to announce their engagement. Jessica, an operations manager at Clarkson Eyecare, is the daughter of Walter and Janet Holt of Dupo, Ill. Sean, VP of card product management at Wells Fargo, is the son of Helen and the late John Kelly of St. Louis. Sean is a graduate of Saint Louis University and St. Louis University High School.

Sean and Jessica are fixtures on the St. Louis dining scene, and love to frequent the new and eclectic restaurants in the central corridor. After a year-long courtship, the couple became engaged last July. Sean had the engagement ring custom-designed to incorporate his late grandmother’s miner-cut wedding diamond from her marriage in Greece almost 100 years ago. The couple resides in Webster Groves with Sean’s daughters, Elisabeth and Reilly. After the March 14 wedding, the new family will travel to Hawaii’s Waikiki Beach for relaxation, as well as sightseeing and visiting with family on the Big Island.

Alissa Henson and Lash Chapel

Dr. and Mrs. Howard Chapel of Chesterfield are delighted to announce the engagement of their son, Lash, to Alissa Henson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Henson and Ms. Laura Milisavljevich of Columbus, Ohio. The future groom is the grandson of Catherine Laughlin of Ballwin. He graduated from Marquette High School in 2004, and received his bachelor’s in finance from Miami University in Ohio in 2008. He currently works as a senior financial associate at J.P. Morgan.

The bride-to-be attended the University of Kentucky, and is finishing her degree in Columbus.

The couple will wed September 6 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Columbus, followed by a reception at Worthington Hills Country Club. They will honeymoon in St. Lucia, before beginning married life residing in Columbus.

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