Who We Are

The staff at STORM Inc. is comprised of 100% former addicts/alcoholics. With over 33 years of combined sobriety, every one of our personnel has a passion for the addict still suffering.

George and Meredith Shafer have one of the most miraculous stories of redemption that I have ever witnessed with my own eyes. In Phillipians 1:12, Paul tells the church of Phillipi that ‘what has happened to him has actually served to advance the gospel’. Although George and Meredith went through very dark times in their fight against PTSD, depression, substance abuse and suicidal thoughts, their testimony is now serving to advance the gospel. The very thing the enemy tried to use to destroy their lives, is now the very story that is being used to fight the enemy. Their story will bring inspiration, redemption and hope to your congregation, conference or event.

Jon Chasteen

Lead Pastor

Victory.Church - Warr Acres, OK

We understand the struggle.

Our founders, George and Meredith Shafer, know firsthand the devastation of addiction. After decades of bondage, George attempted to end his life on September 28th, 2013. Meredith was left to navigate the waters of recovery on her own. Through their hardships and struggles, they found restoration in their family through God, church, and available treatment options.

Allow us to introduce you to our team and our partners. We are also available for speaking requests.

We had Meredith speak to a ladies group in CO about two years ago. As I’ve known her for many years, I expected her time with us to be full of humor, vulnerability, and a positive perspective. She did not disappoint! She was able to speak specifically to some issues with which our ladies were struggling at the time, such as dealing with a spouse who has PTSD. She spoke from her heart and gave us a deeper understanding of scripture. It was a truly uplifting time!

Shari Palmer

Lead Pastor

Golden Nazarene Church - Golden, CO

Our Team

Meredith N. Shafer, J.D.

CEO/CFO

Meredith Shafer, J.D., is co-founder and CEO/CFO of Storm Inc. She is a national speaker and author who has spent the last 15 years as the Executive Director of a multi-million dollar nonprofit organization in the Oklahoma City area. She has dedicated her education and experience to raising awareness of PTSD and addiction- her latest book, Mad Cow: A PTSD Love Story is her family's journey through addiction to the hope of recovery. Meredith is a co-founder/co-host of the Monday-Midday-Mobile-Ministry on CrossOver Radio, co-founder of Miracle in the Storm Productions, and contributing author of YouVersion Devotionals.

Meredith has also serves as one of two Addiction Specialist Chaplains for the Oklahoma City Police Department.

SFC George Shafer, U.S. Army (Ret.)

CEO/COO

George Shafer is a highly decorated veteran and retiree of 15 years from the United States Army. George struggled with addiction for 22 years, but now has co-founded and is CEO/COO of Storm Inc., who speaks nationally about employing a multifaceted and strategic approach to his recovery. SFC Shafer has devoted a majority of his adult life to defending freedom, and currently targets the epidemic of addiction and seeks the complete and total eradication of the epidemic this nation now faces.

George is the co-founder/co-host of the Monday-Midday-Mobile-Ministry on CrossOver Radio, a co-founder of Miracle in the Storm Productions, and contributing author of YouVersion Devotionals. George sits as an Associate Member on the Veteran's Council of Oklahoma, and also serves as a Chaplain on the Oklahoma City Police Department as an Addiction Specialist.

Chris Rohlmeier

Office Manager

Chris Rohlmeier spent over 10 years in his addiction, had multiple run ins with the law, and overdosed 6 times- but God had a plan for him, and today he celebrates over 1 year of continuous sobriety! Chris is a Rob’s Ranch and Brothers In Recovery alumni, and resides in Piedmont, OK.

Mitzie Chappell

Lead Storm Chaser/Trainer

Mitzie Chappell was an addict/alcoholic for 27 years, starting at the age of 12. Now, she has over 10 years of sobriety, has over 9 years working in recovery, and is our Lead Storm Chaser and Trainer. Mitzie lives in in Moore, OK with her husband (who is a Pastor in a large church in the OKC metro area), youngest son, and their dog Spike.

Having George and Meredith come speak to our congregation was a key launching point into getting our people passionate about serving those in our own community. Through an inspiring testimony, humor, and the ability to relate to people in all different stages of life, George and Meredith did an incredible job of exposing us to the realities of addiction. They helped open people’s eyes to the prevalence of drug, alchol, and sexual addiction. In so doing, they began a conversation among many of our people of not only how we can get involved in helping those struggling with addiction OUTSIDE our walls, but also how we can help those struggling INSIDE our walls. George and Meredith and all of STORM Inc. have been an incredible blessing our church and to the entire addiction recovery community!

Matt Wheeler

Lead Pastor

Oak Hills Church - Edmond, OK

Our Partnerships

As someone who speaks at men’s events, conferences, and does men’s ministry full time around the world, there are few people I would trust on stage next to me. The pressure is horrifying if Christ isn’t the center of your life. And George Shafer is one of those guys I would have speak next to me, any day. His heart for the Lord is passionate and contagious. He speaks truth to any man listening with an authenticity this world needs so desperately. I encourage you, stop considering booking George and act on it. The people who attend your event will never be the same...

Cody Bobay

President

Soulcon Ministries and Author of the Soulcon Series

Speaking Requests

"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and the word of their testimony." Revelation 12:11

MEREDITH SHAFER, J.D.
Meredith is a speaker with national experience, with topics ranging from PTSD, addiction, family life, non-profit, women's ministry, parenting, marriage, divorce, caregiving, and blended families.

SFC GEORGE F. SHAFER U.S. ARMY (RET)
George has spoken nationally in various forums in regards to PTSD, addiction, suicide, military life, blended families, parenting, men's ministry, motivation, and non-profit.

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As someone who speaks at men’s events, conferences, and does men’s ministry full time around the world, there are few people I would trust on stage next to me. The pressure is horrifying if Christ isn’t the center of your life. And George Shafer is one of those guys I would have speak next to me, any day. His heart for the Lord is passionate and contagious. He speaks truth to any man listening with an authenticity this world needs so desperately. I encourage you, stop considering booking George and act on it. The people who attend your event will never be the same...

Cody Bobay

President

Soulcon Ministries and Author of the Soulcon Series