Christin is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Verkaik of Loon Lake, W.A., and the late Dr. Allen Johnstone of Morganton, N.C., and the late Violet Johnstone of Baton Rouge, L.A. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from the University of South Carolina in 2009. Eben is the son of Mrs. Lori Smith and the late Mr. William Smith of Bradley. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Smith of Charleston and Mrs. Marilyn Hannigan and the late Mr. Wayne Hannigan of Ludlow. He has served almost 10 years in the U.S. Navy, both as an electrician on the nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Olympia (SSN-717), and as an instructor at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command.
The two will be wed on August 24 at Camp Roosevelt in Eddington.