Teri Patterson and Brian Thompson will be married May 16, 2009.

Guy Keith and Linda Patterson of Blue Springs wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Teri Patterson, to Brian Thompson, son of Greg and Sue Thompson of Independence.

Miss Patterson, a 1999 graduate of Blue Springs South High School, received a bachelor’s degree in English from Truman State University in 2003, and her master’s in education from Rockhurst University in 2005. Teri is a paralegal with Polsinelli Shughart PC.

Her fiancé, a 1998 graduate of Blue Springs High School, received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Rockhurst University in 2002, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Research College/Rockhurst in 2004, and his master’s in nursing from Research College in 2008. Brian is a registered nurse with HCA Midwest at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence.

A May 16, 2009 wedding is planned at the First United Methodist Church in Independence.