Christopher and Beth Criss of Parkersburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlyn Leigh Criss of Winchester, Va., to Stephen Francis Santer Jr., also of Winchester.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Sally Gainer of Parkersburg, the later Glen B. Gainer Jr. of Parkersburg and the late Mr. and Mrs. A.V. Criss Jr. of Vienna. She is a 2005 graduate of Parkersburg Catholic High School, a 2008 graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a 2012 graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is employed at Winchester Medical Center.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Stephen and Mary Santer of Vienna. He is the grandson of Dominec and Mary Amatangelo of Borard, Pa., and the late Dr. and Mrs. Michael Santer of Vienna. He is a 2005 graduate of Parkersburg Catholic High School and a 2009 graduate of West Virginia University. He is employed with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

A spring wedding is planned.