Melissa Weinkle and Joshua Backer 

Melissa Weinkle and Joshua Backer 

Steve and Colleen Weinkle of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter Melissa Weinkle of Brooklyn, N.Y., to Joshua Backer of Brooklyn, son of Susan Backer of East Brunswick, N.J., and the late Paul Michael Backer.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Hazel McArthur of Lawrenceville and the late Donald P. McArthur and Ruth Weinkle of Atlanta and the late Leonard Weinkle. She is a 2001 graduate of South Gwinnett High School, a 2005 graduate of the University of West Georgia, where she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and a 2010 graduate of Valdosta State University, where she received a specialist degree in school counseling. She is employed with Barrow County Schools.

The future groom is the grandson of the late Mickey and Ruth Simowitz and the late William and Dorothy Hellman. He is a 2001 graduate of East Brunswick High School and a 2005 graduate of Emory University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and art history. He is employed with Epic Media Group as a director of product.

The wedding is planned for June 25 in Atlanta.