The couple plan an October 22, 2005 wedding at Southern Hills Baptist Church, Sioux City.
Miss Simmons is a 1995 graduate of River Valley High School and a 1999 graduate of Morningside College with a bachelor of arts in mass communication. She is currently director of development at Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence in Sioux City. Her fiancÚ is a 1995 graduate of River Valley High School and a 1997 graduate of Western Iowa Tech Community College in agri-business. He is currently employed at John Morrell & Company in the hog procurement department.