The Rev. and Mrs. Tim Walden of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lynn Walden of Covington, to Christopher P. Bowles of Oxford, son of Mrs. Debra Gordon of Oxford.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Scoggins of Porterdale, Mr. and Mrs. Ronny Dodd of Covington and Mr. Larry Walden of Covington. She is a 2006 graduate of Eastside High School and a 2008 graduate of DeKalb Technical College, where she earned a certificate in optometry.

The future groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Mullin of Springfield, N.Y., Mr. and Mrs. Bowles of Forest Park and Mr. Samuel Franklin Gordon of Griffin. He is a 2002 graduate of Newton High School. He is currently employed with the Newton County Sheriff's Department.

The couple plans to wed on April 25 at Calvary Community Church in Conyers.