The engagement and upcoming marriage of April Cook and Brendan Mathews are being announced by the couple.

Parents of the bride-elect are Daniel and Barbara Polahar of Shiloh, Ill. The groom-elect is the son of Zane and LuAnn Mathews of Cortland.

Miss Cook is a 2003 graduate of O’Fallon Township High School, O’Fallon, Ill. She graduated from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Ill., with a bachelor’s degree in physics. She is employed as a medical physicist for a cancer treatment center in Warrenville, Ill.

A 2002 graduate of Lakeview High School, Mr. Mathews received a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from West Virginia University. He is employed as a senior software engineer for Motorola Solutions in Schaumburg, Ill.

The couple will be united in marriage during a wedding ceremony to be held April 27, 2013, in St. Louis.