Jim and Sharon Spencer of Brandon and Rick and Cindy Flatin of Houston, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Erica Spencer and Brad Flatin. Erica is the granddaughter of John and Marie Eblen of Morris and the late Jim and Ida Spencer. Erica is a 2005 graduate of Jefferson High School in Alexandria and received a bachelor's degree in early childhood and elementary education from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. She is currently a Head Start teacher in Marshall and will graduate in May of 2012 with her masters in early childhood special education. Brad is a 2005 graduate of Houston High School and received a bachelor's degree in ag business from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. He is currently working at the Farm Service Agency in Clarkfield as a program technician. The couple will be married October 22, 2011 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Alexandria with dinner and dance following at the Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. They currently reside in Marshall.