The engagement of Terry Elizabeth Carter Childers and Eli James Gay is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of the Rev. Robert T.J. and Terry Childers of Lookout Mountain, Ga. Parents of the future bridegroom are Charles Fenner Gay Jr. and Terry Gay Fernandez of New Orleans. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 16, at the Church of the Good Shepherd. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Judge B.M. Miller Childers of Selma, Ala., the late Hallie Jones Childers, Elizabeth Carter Kahlmus of Meridian, Miss., and the late M.F. "Buddy" Kahlmus. Miss Childers received a bachelor's degree from Sewanee: The University of the South, and a master's degree in journalism from New York University. She is associate editor with Thrillist Media Group and is a member of Grace Episcopal Church in New York City. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fenner Gay, Mary Louise Christovich of New Orleans and the late William Kearney Christovich. Mr. Gay received a bachelor's degree from Sewanee: The University of the South, and a master of fine arts from the University of New Orleans. He is an entrepreneur, self-employed with a New Orleans start-up company, and is a member of Grace Episcopal Church in New York City.