Mr. & Mrs. Larry Kikkert of Roswell, GA, announce the engagement of their daughter, Valerie Kristin, to Michael Carson Peterson, son of Mike and Patsy Peterson of Lawrenceville, GA. Val is a graduate of Samford University with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications, concentration in Public Relations. She is currently the Soccer Program Director for NorthStar Youth Ministries, an inner city ministry serving the youth and families of west Birmingham. Carson is a graduate of Georgia College and State University with a degree in Business Administration. He is currently the Assistant Athletic Director, Basketball Coach and PE Coach at Briarwood Christian School in Birmingham. Before moving to Birmingham last July, Carson was the Athletic Director at Perimeter Christian School in Johns Creek. Val & Carson will continue to live in Birmingham after their wedding on May 28, 2011.