The engagement of Lindsay Elise Burkholder and Samuel Elliot Bestvater is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Bruce Burkholder of Pfafftown, N.C. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Bestvater of Niskayuna, N.Y. The wedding is planned for Sunday, Sept. 1, in Chattanooga. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Burkholder of North Canton, Ohio. Miss Burkholder received a bachelor?s degree in English from Covenant College. She is a journalist and is a member of New City East Lake Presbyterian Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the Rev. J.R. Bestvater of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, and Mr. and Mrs. Mel Key of Sundridge, Ontario. He is the great-grandson of Rita Netherton of Sundridge and Dorothy Farmiloe of Elk Lake, Ontario. Mr. Bestvater plans to graduate in May from Covenant College with a bachelor?s degree in history. He is a member of New City East Lake Presbyterian Church.