The Missouri Propane Education and Research Council (MOPERC) has announced the election of its 2024 Directors and Officers. The Council consists of 15 volunteer members who guide the efforts of the Council to promote the safe use of propane through education, training and research.

All directors elected are professionals in the propane industry and will serve three-year terms. Officers serve for one year. MOPERC programs are administered by executive staff. The installations occurred at the council’s recent winter board meeting in Ridgedale, Missouri.

Officers Elected:

  • Chair — Tim Peach, Pinnacle, Quincy, Illinois
  • Vice Chair — Brian Brooks, Brooks Gas, Marshfield
  • Treasurer — Jeff Reitz, Central States Bus, Fenton



  • Wholesale 1 — Jeff Miller, Ferrellgas, St. Peters*
  • Wholesale 2 — Mark Porth, CHS, Lawson
  • Wholesale 3 — Ray Phillips, Growmark Energy, Ozark**
  • Retail 1 — Kent Metcalf, Queen City Gas, Ozark
  • Retail 2 — Tim Peach, Pinnacle, Quincy, IL
  • Retail 3 — Jessica Booth-Haden, AmeriGas, Fordland
  • Retail 4 — Samantha Reed Johnson, Reed Oil, Doniphan**
  • Retail 5 — John Brokes, Big River Oil, Hannibal
  • Retail 6 — Clayton Uthe, MFA Oil, Winston
  • Retail 7 — Mitch Dane, Chilton Oil, Salem
  • Retail 8 — Roger Hoff, Hoff Brothers, Perryville *
  • Retail 9 — Brian Brooks, Brooks Gas, Marshfield
  • Affiliated 1 — Steve Clayton, Gas Equipment Company, Earth City**
  • Affiliated 2 — Jeff Reitz, Central States Bus, Fenton*
  • Public Member — Derek Poe, Missouri Propane Safety Commission* 

* New appointee

**Reappointed to second term


The Council also recognized outgoing members Wayne Terpstra, James Greer, and John Fling, and its previous chair, John Brokes.

MOPERC is a not-for-profit organization authorized by the Missouri legislature. MOPERC has helped thousands of Missouri homeowners replace water heaters, furnaces and other appliances with new, more energy-efficient models. The Council has established two funding programs to help companies reduce emissions: the Lawn Equipment Assistant Fund (LEAF) for professional landscape contractors who upgrade their equipment to propane, and the Clean Bus Program, which provides $2000 rebates to Missouri schools that acquire propane buses.