Peña and Kierl

ALGONQUIN – Announcement has been made of the engagement of Melissa J. Peña and Benjamin G. Kierl, both of Algonquin.

She is the daughter of Jim Peña of South Elgin and Laurie Peña of Pingree Grove.

He is the son of the late Jim and the late Candace Kierl formerly of Houston.

The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Elgin High School, a 2003 graduate of Elgin Community College with an associate degree and a 2009 graduate of Hair Professionals Academy in West Dundee with a certification in cosmetology. She is a hair stylist at Karena’s Salon and Spa.

Her fiancé is a 2004 graduate of Langham Creek High School in Houston and a 2011 graduate of The Plumbers Joint Apprenticeship Committee, Local 130 U.A. with a journeyman plumber’s license. He is a journeyman plumber with Ewing-Doherty Mechanical Inc. in Bensenville.

They have plans for an October wedding.