Mr. and Mrs. Jay and Suzanne Holmes of Gothenburg, Nebraska, are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey Marie, to Brendyn Robert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Craig and Rosalia Kaintz of Wildwood. The couple plans to wed on October 6 at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

The bride-to-be graduated in 2012 from Creighton University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Kelsey is a cardiac nurse at Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

The future groom graduated in 2009 from Chaminade College Preparatory School. In 2013, he earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science at Creighton University, and, in 2015, he received his master’s in athletic training from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Brendyn is a certified athletic trainer at PEAK Sport and Spine Physical Therapy.

Kelsey and Brendyn met in college and began dating while Kelsey started her career as a nurse at Nebraska Medical Center. After completing his studies, Brendyn accepted a position in St. Louis, with Kelsey by his side. Brendyn convinced Kelsey to revisit Creighton University under the premise of bidding their favorite hang, the Blue Jay Bar & Grill, a final goodbye as it closed its doors. With the help of friends Adam and Liz, Brendyn surprised Kelsey with a proposal at the steps of St. John’s Catholic Church on the Creighton campus. Their parents flew in to celebrate the memorable weekend with the happy couple. All look forward to commemorating what will surely be an unforgettable union. The couple resides in St. Louis.

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