McGowen is a graduate of Central High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University. She is enrolled at Missouri State University in Springfield in the master of science nurse anesthesia program coordinated with St. John's Hospital. She is a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Southeast Missouri Hospital.
Kuehle is a graduate of Fredericktown High School, and received a physical therapist assistant degree from Penn Valley College in Kansas City. He is employed at HealthPoint Rehabilitation.
A May 19 wedding is planned at Lynwood Baptist Church.