Goodman is a 2004 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bacheor's degree in exercise science from St. Louis University in 2009, and expects to receive a doctoral degree in physical therapy from the university in May.
Essner is a 2002 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. He received a master's degree in occupational therapy from Maryville University. He is an occupational therapist at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
An Oct. 2 wedding is planned.