Raymond A. Pope and Sallie G. Pope of Crouse announce the engagement of their son, Sergeant Benjamin Connor Pope to Christina Melissa Bullins of Chapel Hill. Bullins is the daughter of Michael W. Bullins and Betsy M. Gaines along with their spouses, Marian B. Bullins and Ronnie R. Gaines of Greensboro.
Ben is a 2007 graduate of West Lincoln High School. Sgt. Pope is employed by the United States Marine Corps and currently stationed in Jacksonville. He has served two tours of duty, one in Iraq, and one in Afghanistan. He served in Hawaii for three years before being transferred to North Carolina to be a Combat Instructor at Camp Lejeune School of Infantry-East.
Christy is a 2004 graduate of Northwest Guilford High School in Greensboro. She has a BA in Psychology and a BS in Technical Photography from Appalachian State University. She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, initiated at East Carolina’s Zeta Psi chapter and a founding colony member of the Sigma Gamma chapter at Appalachian. She also graduated from Randolph Community College concentrating in Commercial Photography. Currently, she is in the Master of Social Work program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The wedding is planned for Saturday, August 3, 2013 at WinMock at Kinderton in Bermuda Run.