St. Louis Chapter

The St. Louis Area Chapter of Empower Missouri is the community education arm of the statewide organization. The local chapter has its own board of directors who govern the activities of the chapter. The chapter holds monthly educational forum for its members and for the community at large. These forums are currently held on the 3rd Friday of the month at Noon at the Highlands Golf Course in Forest Park. For decades and until its closure about 10 years ago, the St. Louis Chapter forums were held at the famous Salad Bowl Restaurant on Lindell Blvd.

Most of the Chapter members live in St. Louis City or St. Louis County but the chapter reaches to Jefferson and St. Charles counties as well.

Christine Woody is the staff person for the St. Louis Chapter of Empower Missouri. She helps organize the educational forums, represents the organization at local community meetings and educates the community on the policies the overall organization is advocating for or against.

Get Involved

Google+ PageJoin our discussion and find out how you can participate in empowering Missouri in our St. Louis Chapter Google+ Page.

We are always looking to add new people to the St. Louis Chapter Board. If interested in serving on this board please contact Christine Woody

Board Officers

Terms expire June 2017

Chairperson Sabrina Tyuse  St. Louis University
Vice Chairperson Alison Dreith  Political Consultant
Secretary Gary Busiek Salvation Army- Midland Division  
Treasurer Rich Hennicke  Nurses for Newborns
Past Chairperson Michael Klein Retired from Salvation Army
Coordinator Christine Woody christine@empowermissouri.org

  • STL Annual Dinner SOLD OUT! 2017 Annual Awards Dinner WHEN: May 25, 2017 at 5:30pm WHERE: Il Monastero, SLU, 3050 Olive St. SPEAKER: Susan Talve, Central Reform Congregation COST: SOLD OUT! If your organization reserved a table but still needs to pay, please contact AJ Bockelman at Local: (573) 634-2901, Toll Free: (888) 634-2901 Empower Missouri- St. Louis Chapter 2017 Annual Dinner Awardees The Mickey Rosen Community ...
  • STL Chapter Forum: Criminalization of Poverty Criminalization of Poverty: Municipal Courts, Laws Targeting the Homeless, HIV Criminalization   WHEN: Friday April, 21, 2017 from 12-1:30pm WHERE: The Highlands Golf Course Inside Forest Park WHO: John Ammann- SLU Law Clinics              Teka Childress- Winter Outreach               Lawrence Lewis- The SPOT Buffet lunch available for $12 CEU’s available for Social Work RSVP to Christine Woody- Christine@empowermissouri.org      
  • St. Lous Chapter March 10th Forum Make note of the different date!!!! Its MARCH 10th Policing: Creating a Change WHEN: Friday, March 10th at 12pm (This is a week early due to St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th in Dogtown) WHERE: The Highlands Golf Course inside Forest Park, 5163 Clayton Ave. WHO: Representative Brandon Ellington: State Rep from Kansas City Representative Shamed Dogan (Invited): State Rep from ...
  • STL Legislative Happy Hour 2017 Annual Legislative Happy Hour! Join the St. Louis Chapter for Drinks and Discussion with Local and State Legislators and other Empower Missouri Members. WHEN: Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 5-7pm WHERE: Schlafly’s Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, MO Free Appetizers will be served   *  Cash Bar will be available Please call your State Representative, State Senator and City/County Council Members ...