Charlie and Peggy Martin of Little Falls announce the engagement of their daughter Maria Joy to Jon Richard, son of Rick and Julie Gayken of St. Cloud.
Maria is a 1996 graduate of Little Falls Community High School and a 2000 and 2005 graduate of St. Cloud State University with graduate degrees in K-12 school counseling and college student development. She is employed with the Becker Public School District as a high school guidance counselor.
Jon is a 1996 graduate of St. Cloud Technical High School, a graduate of St. Cloud State University and of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is a resident physician in the department of surgery at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
An April 2007 wedding is being planned.