Jeanne Marie is the daughter of William and Merrily Whitaker of Webster, New York. The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Cornerstone University with a masters in education. She is employed by Starbucks.
Benjamin is a 2006 graduate of Rockford High School and is currently attending Grand Valley State University. He is also employed at Starbucks.
The couple are planning an October 10, 2010 wedding at Nutt Farms in Ravenna, Mich. Maid-of-honor will be Kristin Whitaker, sister of the bride. Best man will be John Garlets, father of the groom.
The couple will honeymoon in northern Michigan and reside in Grand Rapids.