Dr. Donald Rucker of Ontario, Calif. and the late Alyce Rucker announce the engagement of their daughter, Cyndi Rucker to Jay Sayes.

The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Carman-Ainsworth High School, 2008 graduate of Olivet Nazarene University with a bachelors of science in sports management and 2010 graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University with a masters in business administration. She is employed with Partners Against Trafficking Humans as a project manager.

The prospective groom is the son of Mel and Judi Sayes of Sherwood. He is a 2001 graduate of Central Arkansas Christian School, 2006 graduate of Olivet Nazarene University with a bachelor’s in politicial science and a 2011 graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School with a doctorate in jurisprudence. He is employed with Huckabay Law Firm as an attorney.

The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, in Nashville, Tenn.