Loren Lucille Dealy of Washington, D.C., and Matthew James Mahler of Arlington, Va., are engaged to be married Oct. 10 at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church in Houston.
Dealy is the daughter of Brenda and Frazer Dealy of Houston.
She graduated from Stratford High School in Houston in 1998 and from Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., in 2002 with a degree in sociology. She graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., in 2007 with a master's degree in public policy. She is employed as a professional staff member of the Armed Services Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Mahler is the son of LaNell and James Mahler of Willmar.
He graduated from Thousand Oaks High School in Thousand Oaks, Calif., in 1996 and from California Lutheran University in 2000 with a degree in sociology. He graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2004 with a master's degree in sociology. He is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.