Kristen Kerns and Benjamin Warden

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kerns of St. Simons Island announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristen Ann Kerns, to Benjamin Seward Warden, son of Dr. and Mrs. John Warden of Indianapolis, Indiana.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Thomas Ross, formerly of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the late Gayle Kerns, formerly of Woodlands, Texas; and the late Richard Kerns, formerly of Philadelphia.

Miss Kerns is a 2003 Glynn Academy graduate. She obtained a bachelor of science in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech in 2007. She received her master’s of business administration degree from Northwestern University in 2013.

She is currently employed as the regional vice president at Oak Street Health in Chicago.

The groom-to-be is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Warden of Bloomington, Indiana; and the late Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Irwin of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Mr. Warden attended North Central High School, graduating in 2002. He attend Indiana University where he received a bachelor of science in English literature. He obtained a master’s degree in telecommunications from Ball State University in 2011.

A wedding is planned for Sept. 9 at the Cedar Room at the Cigar Factory in Charleston, South Carolina, with the reception following at the same location.