Lauren Strack of Conway and Joel Blansett of North Little Rock have announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Marty and Gail Strack of Conway. She is the granddaughter of the late Martin and Margaret Strack of Conway, the late J.C. and Nita Thessing, and is the step granddaughter of the late Audrey Thessing of Conway.

She is a 2006 honor graduate of St. Joseph High School, a 2011 graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is currently a student at the University of Tennessee Health and Science Center in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program.

She is currently employed as a nurse at the Arkansas Heart Hospital and as a secretary at Freyaldenhoven Heating and Cooling and Mechanical.

The prospective groom is the son of Larry and Janet Blansett of Austin, Ark. He is the grandson of the late Lucian and Maud Blansett of Pocahontas, Ark., and Nell Doucet and the late Phillip Doucet of Basile, La.

He is a 2003 graduate of Cabot High School, a 2011 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration.

He is currently employed as the business development officer at Nabholz Construction.

The wedding is set to take place at 1:30 p.m. June 29, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church.