Kiwanis Club of Alton-Godfrey President Karen Ullrich poses with keynote speaker Ryan Stunkel, Marine veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan military campaigns.
Some 110 people attended the 36th annual Kiwanis Club of Alton-Godfrey Prayer Breakfast May 19 at the Lewis and Clark Community College Commons.
VFW Post No. 1308 presented the U.S. flag colors. Past President Carla Totten hosted the program, with the invocation by VFW Post No. 1308 Chaplain Lewis Carter, special music by Susan Parton Stanard and the Limited Edition Chorus, scripture reading by Linda Nevlin, keynote speaker introduction by Jerry Gibson, keynote speaker Ryan Stunkel and benediction by Pastor Kent Shuette of Praise Community Fellowship Church.
Ryan Stunkel, a U.S. Marine veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan military campaigns, talked about the power of prayer and faith in God to overcome the trauma of life-changing experiences.
Prior to the keynote speech, LCCC Food Service presented a buffet breakfast.
A number of Kiwanis clubs from nearby communities were represented, and civic leaders from Godfrey and Alton attended.