KRISTEN TUOHY, FIRST ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY
Kristen joined the Christian County Prosecutor’s Office in July 2012. Kristen received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from University of Missouri in 1999. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2003. Prior to joining the Christian County Prosecutor’s Office, Kristen served as a Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office specializing in serious drug offenses. Kristen also worked as an Assistant Attorney General, an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney with the Newton County Prosecutor’s Office and as an Assistant Public Defender.
JANETTE BLEAU, FIRST ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY
Janette joined the Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in January 2005. Janette is a 1991 graduate of Burge School of Nursing, a 1995 graduate of Southwest Baptist University and received her law degree from the University of Missouri School of Law – Kansas City in 1999. Prior to joining the Christian County Office, Janette was an associate with Smith, Montgomery and Associates where she represented persons in family and criminal law matters. Prior to Smith Montgomery she served as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Greene County, Missouri in the Persons Unit with a focus on domestic violence.
ANNA BUNCH, SENIOR ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY
Anna joined the Christian County Prosecutor’s Office in November 2012. Anna received her undergraduate degree from University of Missouri majoring in Journalism and Political Science. She received her Juris Doctorate from University of Missouri School of Law in May of 2007. While in law school, she was selected as the recipient of the Hunvald Student Prize for Excellence in Criminal Justice. Prior to joining the Christian County Prosecutor’s Office, she worked for the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office where she prosecuted a variety of crimes including property crimes, crimes against persons, and served in the Warrant Unit reviewing the majority of cases that were received into the office and served as a liaison with law enforcement officers. Anna has also worked at the Missouri Attorney General’s office handling criminal appeals and motions for post-conviction relief. Currently, Anna handles the felony drug and weapons offenses. While employed at the office, Anna has attended training at the National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI) and ChildFirst.
RACHEL HOPPER, ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY
Rachel joined the Christian County Prosecutor’s Office in September 2015. Rachel received her undergraduate degree in Global Studies-Political Science from Missouri State University in 2010. She received her Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2015. Previously, Rachel has handled misdemeanor and traffic offenses, including felony DWIs, in Christian County, as well as serving as the Office’s DWI Court team member. Rachel currently handles all traffic fatality and felony property crimes, including theft, robbery, and burglary.
R. PATRICK SPRINGER, ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY Patrick.Springer@prosecutors.mo.gov
Patrick Springer joined the Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in October 2017. Patrick received a degree in nursing from Southwest Baptist University’s School of Nursing in 2009 as well as a degree in criminology from Missouri State University in 2012. He received his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2015. Patrick worked for several years as a registered nurse in intensive care and mental health; and, prior to joining the Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Patrick worked as an associate for the law firm of Hyde, Love & Overby in Springfield, Missouri, were he represented health care professionals in medical malpractice lawsuits.