Steven J. Hamlin of Lyons announces the engagement of his daughter, Dr. Kari Elizabeth Hamlin, to Chad Evan VanHouden. He is the son of Dr. Charles and Janie VanHouden of Chanute.

The bride-to-be graduated from Garden City High School in 2000, University of Kansas undergraduate and School of Medicine and is finishing her residency in obstetrics and gynecology in Wichita. She plans to practice at Ashley Clinic in Chanute.

Her fiancee, a Chanute High School graduate and Baker University undergraduate, is a sales agent for New York Life at McCune-Robinson-Hendrickson in Chanute.

They plan to marry July 6, 2012, at Church of the Magdalen in Wichita.