Kenneth and Rhonda Penka of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Christine Penka, to Colby Max Shepherd, son of Carla Shephard of Wichita and the late Mark Shepherd. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Darrell and Colleen Rexwinkle and Evelyn Penka, all of Great Bend and the late Edward Penka. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Gene and Carol Schrock of Partridge and Donald and Odema Shepherd of Pharr, Texas.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Great Bend High School. She graduated from Wichita State University in May 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She is employed as a registered dental hygienist at Piney Creek Family Dentistry in Centennial, Colo.
The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Maize High School. He graduated from Kansas State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Science and Management. He is employed by Turner Construction in Denver, Colo.
The wedding is planned for April 2014 at the First Methodist Church in Great Bend.