Ethel and Joseph Hennessy of Clarendon and Mark and Vickie Slater of Jefferson, Md., are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, the Rev. Matthew Mark Slater, to Brooke Shea Hoffman, daughter of the Rev. James and Margaret Hoffman and Topaz and Kenny Brown of Kansas City, Mo.

Matthew is a 2004 graduate of Warren Area High School and received a bachelor’s degree in 2008 from Trevecca Nazarene University in religion and a master of arts degree in theological studies in 2011 from Nazarene Theological Seminary. He was ordained an elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 2012 and is currently the associate pastor of worship and assimilation at First Church of the Nazarene in New Philadelphia, Ohio

Brooke is a 2011 graduate of Olathe East High School in Olathe, Kan. She will graduate from Malone University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in art education.

A May 2014 wedding at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Kansas City is planned.