The couple will exchange wedding vows in a 6 p.m. ceremony on Dec. 11 at First United Methodist Church in Gadsden, Ala.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Lt. Col. (retired) and Mrs. James W. Griffin and the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin L. Skelton.
Miss Skelton is a 2000 graduate of Gadsden (Ala.) High School. She graduated from Auburn University in 2004 with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She received her master of science degree in nursing and family nurse practitioner from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2007. She is a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.
The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Howell and the late Mr. and Mrs. Rodney W. Welder.
Mr. Welder is a 1998 graduate of Calallen High School in Corpus Christi, Texas. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2002 with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering. He attends Christian Brothers University in Memphis, pursuing a master’s in business administration. He is a project engineer with Cargill Inc. in Memphis.