McCracken is a 2001 graduate of David H. Hickman High School in Columbia. She received a degree in secondary mathematics education in 2005, and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction in 2006, both from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a math teacher at Hickman High School.
LaCroix is a 2001 graduate of Sacred Heart-Griffin High School in Springfield, Ill. He received a degree in biological engineering from the University of Missouri in 2004. He is pursuing a doctorate in biological engineering at the university.
An Oct. 7 wedding is planned at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Columbia.