The engagement and upcoming marriage of Jessica Jean Kohute and Kristopher William Brown, both of Stow, are being announced by the bride-elect’s parents, Michael and Karen Kohute of Newton Falls.

Parents of the groom-elect are Vance and Carol Brown of Hartville.

Miss Kohute received a master’s degree from The University of Akron. She is employed as a high-school English teacher for Akron Public Schools.

Mr. Brown graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree. He is employed as a accountant for Bober, Markey and Fedorvich.

The couple will be united in marriage during an open wedding ceremony to be held July 13, 2013, at First United Methodist Church, Cuyahoga Falls. Invitations will be issued for a reception to be held at the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls.