The engagement and upcoming marriage of Lindsey M. Joseph and Jerry “Chance” Lester are being announced by the bride-elect’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Joseph of Niles.

Parents of the groom-elect are Mr. and Mrs. Joe Nettles of Winston-Salem, N.C.

Miss Joseph is a 2002 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Mount Union with a bachelor’s degree in history. The bride is also pursuing a master’s degree in library and information science from North Carolina Central University. She is employed as a high social studies teacher for Durham Public Schools.

Mr. Lester is a 2000 graduate of North Forsyth High School in Winston-Salem, N.C., and a 2006 graduate of North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He is employed as a clinical trials assistant for Duke University Medical Center.

Invitations will be issued for a July 2013 ceremony and reception at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown.