In 2014, Shane was elected by an overwhelming margin of Greene County voters to serve as their County Clerk. Now in his second term, he is honored to continue working alongside a tremendous team of public servants who work diligently to ensure all Greene County citizens are well served in the various duties of the office. In his role as the chief election official for Greene County, Shane was appointed by Senator Roy Blunt in early 2015 to serve as a member of the Advisory Board of the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC). The EAC serves as a national clearinghouse for information and review of procedures with respect to the administration of elections. In 2021 Shane was also appointed to fill a vacancy on the United States Election Assistance Commission Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC), a committee that assists the EAC by adopting resolutions and making recommendations regarding the development of voluntary voting system guidelines.
Before serving as Greene County’s chief election official, Schoeller served in the Missouri House of Representatives from a district covering parts of northern Greene County, including the city of Springfield. In 2011, he was unanimously chosen by his peers as the House’s second ranking official and eventually served as Speaker upon the resignation of then-Speaker Steven Tilley. While in the House, Schoeller served on committees that reviewed budget appropriations, utilities, taxation and revenue, and chaired the Disaster Recovery Committee after the Joplin tornado of 2011. Shane was the Republican nominee for Missouri Secretary of State in 2012, winning a competitive three-way primary with strong support from grassroots conservatives across Missouri. He was narrowly defeated in a hard-fought general election and went on to serve as the Executive Director for the Missouri Republican Party.
Prior to his election to the House, Schoeller served as the Director of Government Affairs for the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Springfield. He was a leader in encouraging pro-jobs and pro-growth policies in home construction, helping make homeownership an affordable opportunity for current and new homebuyers.
Shane grew up in Branson, Missouri, where he graduated from High School in 1990. As a student at Southwest Baptist University he continued to build on that strong heritage of faith, family, and freedom. At SBU, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in political science and psychology in 1994. As a new graduate, Shane worked for Senator John Ashcroft and Senator Kit Bond. He later served as a legislative assistant to Congressman Roy Blunt and as chief administrative aide to Secretary of State Matt Blunt, where he developed his passion for fair, accessible, transparent and accountable elections.
Currently, Schoeller serves on the board of the Springfield Pregnancy Care Center and the Southwest Baptist University National Alumni Board of Directors, and is the current President of the Missouri Association of County Clerks and Election Authorities. He is a member and current Vice-President of the Kiwanis Club of Springfield South, the Missouri Farm Bureau and the National Rifle Association. Shane, Mendie and their children are members of Second Baptist Church of Springfield where he serves as a deacon. He and Mendie also enjoy serving as teachers in the Second Student Ministry.
Shane and his wife, Mendie, are the parents of Emma, Dorthy, and Johnny. As parents, they strive to put their Christian faith and principles into practice, modeling and encouraging their children to practice personal responsibility with courage, kindness and a compassionate respect that puts others first. Mendie is an attorney for Preferred Family Healthcare. The Schoeller family makes their home in Willard, Missouri.