Spurgeon and Bliven
John and Karla Spurgeon, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brenna Spurgeon to Patrick Bliven, both of Kansas City, Missouri. Patrick is the son of Peggy and Jerry Walker, Prairie Village, Kansas and Jack and Marsha Bliven, Homosassa, Florida. The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School in Lawrence, Kansas. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and International Studies from the University of Kansas in 2008 and a Masters of Arts degree in Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration from the University of Denver in 2013. She is a global benefits associate consultant for Lockton Companies in Kansas City, Missouri. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas. He received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas in 2007. He earned his Professional Engineering License in 2012. He is an electrical engineer at Burns and McDonnell in Kansas City, Missouri. The couple is planning an August wedding in Kansas City.