The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Evelyn Hodges of Ft. Myers, Florida and the late George Gaide and the late Earl Hodges, and Velma Rickertsen and the late Donald Rickertsen of Charlotte, Iowa.
Kendra is a graduate of Pelham High School, Pelham, Alabama. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Carson-Newman College, where she was a member of the varsity volleyball team. She earned her Master of Science degree in criminal psychology from the University of North Alabama.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Jewell Frances Ferguson of Walla Walla, Washington, the late Earl Berry Ferguson of Martin, Tennessee, the late Rosalia “Sally” Olivia Rudolphi and the late Adolph Carl Rudolphi of Wendelin, Illinois.
Captain Rudolphi is a graduate of Tishomingo County High School, Iuka, Mississippi. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in biological engineering from Mississippi State University. He is a member of the United States Air Force and flies the HH-60G “Pavehawk” helicopter. He is currently stationed at Moody AFB, Georgia and has served in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
The wedding ceremony will take place June 28, 2008 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Scottsboro, Alabama.