About Theo Schaffer…

Theo Schaffer currently serves as a speaker, author, while serving as the Program Coordinator of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department’s Chief of Police and Community Service Bureau building bridges and relationships between law enforcement and community.

He is married to Patrice Schaffer, with two wonderful children, Theopelis Alexander IV and Ryleigh Grace. Together they are the Senior and Executive Pastors of Grace Church Charlotte and manage Schaffer Nation, a Marketing consultation company.


Learn more about Theo’s Talk…

Title: The Insatiable Need to Try
Description: The moment you become aware of something, is the moment you become immediately responsible. Someone somewhere saw a need or a cause and tried … even for us. How can we see and not do the same?
What do you want people to learn from your talk? That they can make a difference no matter how scary the obstacle or the cause. Even if they fail, the attempt makes the difference. And they must, someone else is depending on their attempt.
What action items do you want people to take away from your talk? Generally, we all know ‘that’ cause, ‘that need’ … we already know where there is an opportunity to make a difference, to make a connection to take a step. I want them to gain the courage through inspiration, the urgency to attempt it.


Learn more about Theo…

Where is your hometown? Hattiesburg, MS
What are your hobbies? Relationships, reading, spending time with others, sports, music, movies.
What are you passionate about? People … building, helping and inspiring people. Every other passion is simply a derivative or a vehicle for that.
What is the best compliment you’ve received? Thank you. Every time.
What do you want to be remembered for? Generational inspiration, building and bringing all people from every race, color, creed or belief together.
How do you push the boundaries? Acknowledgment of the fear or the challenge, acclimate myself intimately with the challenge, study it and dwell on what would happen if I don’t try … then I push.
What does your happy place look like? Stage
What is one thing that you’d like to share that is not commonly known about you? I’m adopted … the movie the Blindside with Sandra Bullock … that’s my movie lol. Except I played Basketball. Also, I’m afraid of Clowns.


Thoughts on Charlotte

What part of town do you live in? West Charlotte
What draws you to Charlotte? People and the opportunity to influence the next generation of this city.
Where do you see Charlotte in 5 years? If we all do our part, Charlotte can be a beautiful depiction of progress, inclusion and unity.


Our most important question…

What animal will most likely be our future overlords? LOL Future overlords? Not sure. My favorite animal is a Tiger, if that counts.