We wanted to take some time to introduce our newest member to our Board of Directors, Korey Scott. Our board is an amazing group of individuals who have answered God’s call to help guide Mighty Oaks to His vision. We’re blessed to add Korey’s experience and wisdom as a part of Mighty Oaks.
Korey is a United States Marine Corps veteran, honored to have served in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. It was during this time that Korey recognized the intrinsic value of “service” as well as some of the particular challenges that individuals who serve can be faced with as they attempt to reintegrate back into the civilian sector. A graduate of Tulsa Welding School, Korey had a successful career in the structural steel fabrication industry following his end of active service in the Marine Corps. During this phase of life, Korey was honored to be educated by more experienced men, those who truly knew and understood the techniques that are often learned through trial and error. Korey observed that each individual welder had his own signature, that the oscillations of the molten steel are as unique as a fingerprint, and that a visually pleasing weld could be as brittle as a dead branch if the root was not perfect. Korey moved from welding to quality control before transitioning to management, his opportunity to learn from individuals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences instilled a recognition of the importance of lifelong learning. Pursuing a childhood aspiration, Korey earned his B.S. Criminal Justice Administration degree and joined the Tulsa Police Department in 2007.
After three years as a patrol officer, Korey applied for an opening within the Special Investigations Division and was awarded a position with the Organized Gang Unit. Once again, Korey was surrounded by an incredible group of experienced men and women, officers that shared not only their vast knowledge of investigative techniques, but also their love for the job, the community that they served and for one another. Korey’s ability to quickly build rapport with individuals of varying opinion, background or mental state had been an asset throughout his life, but it was brought to the forefront during his time spent not only with gang members but with other law enforcement officers. Using active listening skills, finding common ground and developing trust amongst naturally adversarial and suspicious individuals became a primary function during criminal investigations. Leaving the Tulsa Police Department in 2018, Korey pursued and obtained his M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Oklahoma State University. Despite experience and educational achievement, Korey continued to feel a void in his life that would not be filled until he attended a Mighty Oaks Legacy Program and submitted his life to Christ in January of 2021. Since that time, Korey has been passionate about reaching other veterans and first responders with the absolute hope that only a relationship with Christ can bring. Korey and his wife Cristi live in Tulsa where they enjoy spending time with their five children and four grandchildren.
(If there is any chance you may be battling with PTSD, please click here to be taken to our application page. We are here for you.)
The Mighty Oaks Foundation is committed to serving the brokenhearted by providing intensive peer-based discipleship through a series of programs, outpost meetings, and speaking events. Our Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs hosts such Men, Women, and Marriage Advance Programs at multiple locations nationwide. The Warriors who attend are fully sponsored for training, meals, and lodging needs to ensure that upon arrival to the ranch, each Warrior is focused solely on his or her recovery and identifying purpose moving forward.
We understand that applying to do anything is nerve-racking. We also get that feeling. Every one of our leaders has gone through the exact program you are contemplating applying for. The leaders will be the first to tell you to take that step, don’t procrastinate.