Bob and Kathy Benson of Rehoboth Beach are pleased to announce the engagement of their son A.J. Benson to Amanda Lynne Gordon, daughter of Drew and Kate Gordon of Mount Sterling, Ohio.
A.J. is a 2005 graduate of Cape Henlopen and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Gordon College in Wenham, Mass. He is currently employed by the U.S. Department of State as a foreign service officer.
Amanda holds degrees in art history and public policy from The Ohio State University; she is currently employed by the U.S. Agency for International Development.
The couple met in 2014 while both were working at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. They currently reside in Washington, D.C., and are planning a wedding for February 2017.