The engagement and upcoming marriage of Karen Hesselman and Parker Scrafford are being announced by the couple’s parents, Parry and Cathy Hesselman of Warren and Bryant and Barb Scrafford of Sandy, Utah.

Miss Hesselman graduated from Howland High School and Indiana University, Ind., in parks and recreation administration. She is employed as director of the Elements Wilderness Program, Salt Lake City.

Mr. Scrafford is a graduate of Brighton High School, Utah; Lewis and Clark College, Oregon; and University of Utah Nursing School. He is employed as a registered nurse at the Primary Children’s Hospital, Salt Lake City.

The couple will be united in marriage during a wedding ceremony to be held April 20, 2013, at whispering Oaks Ranch, Moab, Utah. Invitations will be issued for the ceremony and a reception to follow at the ranch.