Scherer graduated from Tremont High School then earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics at Illinois State University. Following college he worked as a collections specialist then moved into retail banking as a Branch Manager and most recently holding the dual role of Branch Manager and Mortgage Loan Originator.
He is an Ambassador for the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce and Superintendent of the Northfield Christian Fellowship Sunday School Department. Paul and his wife Jenn live in rural Pekin with their two children, Hannah, 12 and Jacob, 9. He enjoys softball, golf, disc golf, and family outings.