Mr. and Mrs. Donald Helms of Dandridge, Tennesee, formerly of Wheeling, announce the engagement of their son, Dr. Charles Nelson “Chip” Helms to Jessica Lynn Bechard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bechard of Rouses Point, New York.
Charles is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Helms Sr and the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Nelson Deakin Jr., all of Wheeling.
Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in linguistics from Stony Brook University and a Master of Science degree in information science from the University at Albany. Charles completed his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina – Asheville. He holds a Master of Science degree from Florida State University and a Ph.D. degree in atmospheric science from the University at Albany. He is employed as a research meteorologist at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, where the couple currently resides.
A June 1 wedding is planned at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany in Albany, New York.