Jose and Ermelinda Ortiz of Melrose Park, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Ortiz, to Rodger Souders, son of Roger and Blanca Souders of Kaneville.
Erica is a graduate of Elmhurst College and Loyola University Chicago. She has a bachelorâ€™s and masterâ€™s degree in nursing. She is employed at Loyola University as a pediatric nurse at the Ronald McDonaldâ€™s Childrensâ€™ Hospital.
Rodger is a graduate of Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., and Northern Illinois University. He has a bachelorâ€™s degree in communications, and a masterâ€™s degree in sport management.
The couple will be married by Pastor Leo Fossa at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Melrose Park on August 1, 2009.