Annie-Louise van Dreden, daughter of Talana Bouwer of Port Elizabeth, South Africa and Hans van Dreden of Calitzdorp, South Africa is engaged to Philip David Ruel, son of David and Debora Ruel of O’Fallon, Illinois.
Annie is a 2001 graduate of Andrew Rabie High School and a 2007 graduate of University of Pretoria, South Africa with her Bachelor of Education. She is an ESL Teacher at Hyundai Foreign School, Ulgan, South Korea.
Philip is a 2003 graduate of Newmarket Upper School and a 2011 graduate of the United States. Air Force Academy, Colorado with a Bachelor of Computer Science.
He is a 1st Lieutenant with the 36th CRG at Anderson AFB, Guam.
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They are planning an August 2014 wedding.