Jones-Roof engagement

Alyssa Leigh Jones of Collierville, Tenn., daughter of Mr. Steve and Mrs. Lori Jones, and Kristofer Santos Roof, formerly of North Augusta, son of Rev. Terry and Mrs. Ederlina Roof, announced their engagement in July 2012.

The bride-elect graduated high school from Briarcrest Christian School in 2007, and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Murray State University, Murray, Ky., in 2011, graduating with honors. She is currently employed as the director of youth and young adult ministries at Covenant United Methodist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

The groom-elect graduated from North Augusta High School in 2002 and graduated with honors from Wofford College, Spartanburg in 2006, earning his bachelor's degree as a double major in philosophy and religion. He earned his Master of Divinity degree from Duke University Divinity School, Durham, as a Duke Fellow in 2009. He is currently the director of young adult ministries at Collierville United Methodist Church, Collierville, Tenn., and is a certified candidate for ordained ministry.

Both Alyssa and Kristofer are active in missions. Individual trips, as well as joint ventures, have resulted in outreach within the United States as well as abroad to Mexico and the Bahamas.They celebrated their engagement in Texas with Alyssa's extended family during a July 2012 reunion and a second time in Collierville in August of the same year with the Jones and Roof families.The couple plans to reside in the Collierville area, following their May 2013 wedding.