Katie is the daughter of Kirk and Lori Ebel of Fort Dodge, formerly of Cherokee. She is a 2005 graduate of Washington High School in Cherokee and a 2009 graduate of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. She is currently employed as the Deputy Recorder for Union County in Creston, Iowa.
Corey is the son of Doug and Judy Carlton of Newell, Iowa. He is a 2001 graduate of Newell-Fonda High School and a 2005 graduate of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. He is currently employed by the State of Iowa as a conservation officer.
Katie and Corey are planning a June 15, 2013 wedding at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee.