The future bridegroom is the son of Kathiann Montgomery of Cleveland and William Montgomery of Kingsport.
The couple will exchange wedding vows in a 6 p.m. ceremony on Dec. 30 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Erie, where the bride-elect is a member.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of James Chapin of Erie, the late Patricia Chapin and the late Lee and Marian Hetrick. She is the sister of Chris Hetrick of Erie.
Miss Hetrick is a 2009 graduate of Roanoke College in Salem, Va., where she was an active member of the Honors Program, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Sigma Alpha. She is pursuing a master of divinity degree at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pa.
The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Oscar Kenneth and Jerrian Starnes and the late Robert and Lucille Montgomery.
He is the great-grandson of the late Kathleen McClanahan and Jim McClanahan of Cleveland.
Mr. Montgomery is a 2009 graduate of Roanoke College, were he was an active member of the Honors Program and Phi Beta Kappa.
He received his master of arts degree in philosophy at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. He is pursing a doctorate in philosophy at Indiana University.