The couple will wed in a 4:30 p.m. ceremony on June 15 at Patten Chapel.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Morris and Lavelle Shepherd of Cincinnati, Ohio, Loretta Kennett of Cleveland and the late Lee Kinnett. She is the sister of Eric Shepherd of Harrison.
Miss Shepherd is a 2003 graduate of Cleveland High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a member of Mount Olive Ministries.
The future bridegroom is the grandson of Lois Tipton of Dickson, the late Kenneth Tipton, and Jim and Diane Williams of Cleveland. He is the brother of Payton Tipton of Cleveland.
Mr. Tipton is a 2009 graduate of Cleveland High School and of the U.S. Air Force Academy.
He is a member of First Baptist Church of Cleveland.