Miranda is a 2004 graduate of Newell-Fonda High School, and is currently attending Western Iowa Tech Community College in Cherokee, majoring in Paraeducator and Administrative Assistant. She is currently employed at the Hy-Vee Gas station in Cherokee. Matthew graduated from Sioux Central High School in 2005 and earned an Associate Degree in Farm Equipment Diesel Technology from Iowa Lakes Community College in 2007. He is currently employed at O'Halloran International in Cherokee.
The couple are planning a June 26, 2009 wedding at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fonda, with a reception to follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Fonda.