BROOKINGS, S.D. - Stephanie Mather and Daniel Gerdes were married Aug. 6, 2011, at First Lutheran Church in Marshall. Parents of the couple are Mark and Jean Mather of Marshall and Darrell and Debra Gerdes of Madison, S.D., formerly of Ainsworth, Neb. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Marshall High School and attended South Dakota State University for a bachelor degree in nursing. She is a registered nurse at Avera McKennan in Sioux Falls on the Surgical Unit. She is also an adjunct instructor for the Health and Nutritional Sciences department at South Dakota State University. The groom is a 2004 graduate from Ainsworth High School and attended South Dakota State University for a bachelor degree in animal science and a minor in agricultural business. He is employed at Ag-First Farmers Cooperative in Aurora in the Agronomy department. The couple lives on an acreage in the country near Brookings, S.D.