Karen Desmarais of Concord announces the engagement of her daughter, Heidi, to James Smith, son of Andy and Deborah Smith of Chichester.
Desmarais earned a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., and is working toward a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from James Madison University. She is a speech-language assistant at Bow Elementary School.
Smith attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. He works for Northern Estate and Home Management in Wolfeboro.
An Oct. 12 wedding is planned.