Long is a 2001 graduate of DeSoto High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in public relations from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004. She is resource development manager at the Girl Scouts Heart of Missouri Council in Jefferson City.
McFerron is a 2000 graduate of Advance High School. He received a bachelor of science degree in political science from Southeast University. He expects to receive a juris doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia in May 2007.
A March 24, 2007, wedding is planned in Ste. Genevieve, Mo.