Blevins is a graduate of Chaffee High School. She received a degree in wildlife biology from Southeast Missouri State University, and is a science education graduate student at the university.
Powell is a graduate of Assumption Catholic High School in East St. Louis, Ill. He received a diploma in building maintenance mechanics and electrical mechanics from Vatterott College in Sunset Hills, Mo. He is employed in maintenance at St. Joseph Academy in St. Louis.
An outdoor wedding is planned Oct. 3, 2009, at Peaceful Valley Baptist Camp in St. Mary, Mo.