The engagement and upcoming marriage of Rebecca Chattman and Owen Birkett are being announced by the bride-elect’s parents, Sherri D. Smith of Warren and Gerry Chattman Sr., also of Warren.

Parents of the groom-elect are Dr. Brenda Birkett and Warren Birkett of Baker, La.

Miss Chattman is a 2004 graduate of Spelman College and is a high school administrator in Columbus.

Mr. Birkett is a 2004 graduate of Morehouse College and is the assistant controller for Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead in Georgia.

The couple will be married this fall in Atlanta, where they will reside.