Ron and Marge Hoffman of Emmetsburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Christie, to Thomas Smolik, the son of Jeff and Eydie Smolik of Newton. The couple resides in Des Moines.
Christie graduated from the University of Iowa. She is employed as a preschool teacher at Bright Horizons Family Solutions in Des Moines.
Thomas is currently enrolled in the laboratory technician program at Des Moines Area Community College. He is employed at Securitas in West Des Moines.
An August 13, 2011, wedding is planned at Holy Family Parish in Emmetsburg.