Upcoming Speakers

September 30, Phil Christofanelli, State Rep

Rep. Phil Christofanelli, a Republican, represents part of St. Charles County, including part of St. Peters, where he now resides. He was elected to his first term in November 2016.

Christofanelli graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2011 and a Juris Doctorate in 2021. Prior to his election to the House, he served on the Missouri Republican State Executive Committee. Additionally, he worked in the United States House of Representatives as a Press Secretary to a Member of Congress.

Christofanelli currently works with Markell Estate Planning and InNovare Law Firm in Saint Charles County, focusing on wills, trusts, probate, estate planning, and small business law.

October 7, Nick Schroer, State Senator

Rep. Nick Schroer, a Republican, represents part of St. Charles County (District xxx) in the Missouri Senate. He was elected to his first two-year term as state rep in November 2016.

In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Schroer is an attorney and currently serves as General Counsel at Arrowhead Building Supply, Inc., located, in St. Peters, MO. Prior to working with Arrowhead, Schroer was an attorney at a firm in St. Charles County, specializing in family law and criminal defense. In 2014, Schroer was named as a Top 40 Under 40 Family Law Attorney in Missouri.

Rep. Schroer grew up in Ferguson, MO, and spent much of his free time at his family farm in Fayette, MO. Schroer graduated from Trinity Catholic High School in 2004. While Schroer attended Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO on a football scholarship, he went on to receive an acting scholarship at the same institution. In his senior year, Schroer transferred to the University of Missouri- St. Louis, where he went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice.

Schroer received his Juris Doctor degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2013. While there, he earned the Frank Bietto Memorial Scholarship, the Al H. and James A. Chesser Scholarship, the Health Law Contribution award, and the CALI Award for Excellence in Health Law Legislation. Also while at SIU School of Law, Schroer was elected as the President of the Law School Republicans and the Federalist Society.

Senator Schroer currently resides in O’Fallon, MO.

October 14, Jerry Adzima, Medicare, Social Security Updates and the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act

Today Jerry is providing us with an update and overview of pending 2023 changes with Social Security, Medicare, and the future impact of the Inflation Reduction Act, which was passed this past August.

Additionally, he will provide an overview of benefits you may be unaware of or missing. You will probably find yourself giving many of these tips to your friends or family. This will be an educational format, and specific companies or benefits will not be discussed.

Jerry has been a member of Pachyderms for three years and has been with us since we came back from the pandemic lockdown and started having in-person meetings again at the Golden Corral. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the St. Louis County chapter of Pachyderms. You may also remember him running for state representative in District 70.

Jerry has been in the insurance and financial markets for over 40 years. Jerry’s career has seen him progress from producer to one of the top 50 Senior Executives for a New York Stock Exchange-listed financial company.  He brings a unique view that is hard to find in any speaker.

Jerry’s mission is to help the “average” individuals and families protect their health and wealth in retirement.

As an independent broker for most major insurance and financial companies, he’s uniquely qualified to offer an encompassing view of options, not just one company.

Please be ready and come with your questions, and Jerry will do his best to get you answers.

October 21, Sally Faith, Former St. Charles Mayor

October 28, Adam Schnelting, State Rep

Representative Adam Schnelting, a Republican, represents St. Charles County (District 104) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2018.

In addition to his duties as a legislator, Schnelting is a Realtor, a licensed minister and former pastor. He currently serves in the Missouri Army National Guard. Additionally, Schnelting has owned his own small business.

Schnelting is a former member of the Missouri State Defense Force and State Guard Association of the United States and is also actively involved with the National Rifle Association, Missouri Right to Life, American Center for Law and Justice and the Missouri Society for Military History.

Schnelting, whose family came to America in 1628, is a 7th generation Missourian and a member of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Schnelting attended State Fair Community College, Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Rhema Bible College. He obtained his degree in Christian Ministry from Oklahoma Wesleyan University and also has a degree in Political Science.

Schnelting currently resides in St. Charles with his wife, Christine. They have one daughter, Catherine. He and his wife are members at Harvester Christian Church.

November 4, TBD

November 11, Glen Becker

topic: Internet Security and St. Charles students

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