Souder Tate serves as defense representative on drug court teams in Christian and Greene Counties. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Missouri State University and his law degree from University of Missouri-Columbia. Souder was Douglas County’s elected prosecuting attorney from 1987-1990. He served six years as a commissioner on the Mayor’s Commission for Human Rights and three years on the Mayor’s Commission for Children in Springfield, Missouri. Souder currently is a board member of MADCP as well as the Missouri Continuing Education Consortium which promotes education and training for addictive diseases and recovery.