Decorated Veterans and PTSD Survivors to Speak at Special Memorial Day Events in the Washington D.C. Area
Chad Robichaux and Jeremy Stalnecker to share their message of hope and healing
in the face of combat trauma.
Robichaux, Stalnecker and Serving California work to reverse the staggering trends
of suicide and divorce with active military and veterans
Los Angeles, CA – Over the Memorial Day holiday, Chad Robichaux, founder of Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs and Jeremy Stalnecker, Director of Veterans Affairs, will be traveling to the Washington D.C. area to share their message of hope and healing, as well as discuss their groundbreaking program that boasts incredible success in the treatment of PTSD and combat trauma.
Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs operates on a standing commitment to aid those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, with a specific calling to assist the harsh challenge facing America’s active duty service members, veterans and their families. A faith-based, drug-free, peer-to-peer program, Mighty Oaks reaches out to communities across the nation and communicates directly with the United States Armed Forces to ensure that our brave servicemen receive the opportunity to participate in their Fight Club, family camps, marriage retreats and vocational programs. The Fight Club program has been in operation for three years and proudly states that not one of their Alumni has succumbed to the horrific national veteran suicide statistic of 23 per day.
Mighty Oaks is an official program of Serving California, a foundation committed to the possibility that we can build a community of empathy for those who are struggling and provide them with needed resources to transcend their current situations. Their programs place a special emphasis on ex-offenders, crime victims and veterans and their families.
On Saturday May 23, Chad will be the featured speaker at “Beast Mode Men’s Event”. Held at Life Church in Manassas, VA, Chad will be sharing his personal testimony and opening up the discussion on the principles of Biblical Manhood. Chad served eight tours of duty in Afghanistan as a decorated US Special Operations Force Recon Marine. After returning home, he and his family struggled for years, recovering from his own battle with PTSD. Since his recovery, Chad has earned his PhD and MBA from New York Tech and is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor with a specialty in the treatment of PTSD. A World Champion MMA Fighter and best-selling author, Chad now uses his influence to help give hope and healing to warriors and their families struggling with PTSD.
On Saturday evening, May 23, and Sunday morning, May 24, Chad will be speaking at all services at Life Church in Manassas, VA, and Jeremy Stalnecker will be speaking at the Life Church campus in Winchester, VA. Sunday evening, both Veterans will continue sharing their message at “Citywide,” an outreach of McLean Bible Church.
Jeremy Stalnecker faced a different sort of battle after returning from combat. In 2003, Jeremy served in the First Marine Division, the infantry division that breeched the berm separating Kuwait and Iraq in the onset of Operation Iraqi Freedom. This lead to the battalion occupying Baghdad, followed by the seizure of the presidential palace in northern Baghdad. Upon returning home, Jeremy’s began serving as an assistant pastor, and soon realized his personal struggle with re-integration: purpose. Realizing he had the same issue as many of his comrades, Jeremy began focusing his ministry to help veterans re-discover their purpose as a Man of God. After serving seven years as a pastor, Jeremy is now serving full time with Mighty Oaks.
About Mighty Oaks
Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs is committed to serving the brokenhearted by providing intensive peer-based discipleship through a series of programs, outpost meetings, and speaking events. Our Fight Club and Marriage Advance Programs take place at SkyRose Ranch in Central California and run from four to six days. The Warriors who attend are fully sponsored with all travel arrangements, meals, and lodging needs to ensure that upon arrival to the ranch, each Warrior is focused solely on their recovery and identifying purpose moving forward.
About Chad Robichaux
Chad served America as a prestigious US Special Operations Force Recon Marine, and is now one of the US Military’s top resources in re-integrating returning combat veterans into society. Chad has earned a PhD and MBA from New York Tech and is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor with a specialty in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by the BCPPC and AACC. After serving 8 tours in the Afghanistan War on Terror, Chad and his family spent years recovering from their own battles with PTSD, now sharing a story of moving from tragedy to triumph over the issues that many warriors and their families face when they return home. Chad and wife, Kathy, now dedicate their lives to sharing that story and to mentoring other veterans like him through the Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs. In addition to Chad’s military service, he has served our nation as a Federal Special Agent with the US Federal Air Marshal Service, operated for the Department of Defense (DoD) Special Operations Command (SOCOM), and was a Senior Program Manager for the US State Department in the elite International Surveillance Detection Program. Chad is a Medal of Valor Recipient for his bravery beyond the call of duty in law enforcement, a Best Selling Author and is a former Professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighter and Champion with a 19-2 Pro Record.
About Jeremy Stalnecker
Jeremy spent his entire childhood dreaming of being a Marine. In 1997, Jeremy received an active duty commission, received Infantry Officer Training in Quantico, VA and was assigned to First Battalion, Fifth Marines as an infantry platoon commander. In 2003, as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the First Battalion breeched the berm separating Kuwait and Iraq, securing the first major offensive in the war. The battalion was served, occupying Baghdad and seizing the presidential palace on the Tigris River. After returning from Iraq, Jeremy began working as an Assistant Pastor at his home church in Oceanside CA, allowing him to continue ministry to his fellow Marines at Camp Pendleton, followed by accepting the role of senior pastor at Bay Area Baptist Church in Fremont, CA. Now, Jeremy serves as the Director of Veteran’s Affairs at Serving California’s Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs, merging his ministry with his passion to serving the distinct needs of his fellow service members and their families.
Life Church is located at 11234 Balls Ford Road, Manassas, VA 20109. Services are held on Saturday at 5:30, and Sundays at 8:30am, 10:00am and 11:45am.
Life Church Winchester is located at 199 Agape Way, Stephens City, VA 22655. Services are held at 10:00 and 11:30am.
McLean Bible Church Citywide takes place at 5:30pm at MBC Tysons Campus Smith Center Auditorium. 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182
All events are open to the public.
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