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Keynote Speaker Jeremy Stalnecker Delivering Hope, Healing and Inspiration to your Audience

Keynote Speaker

USMC Infantry Officer/Iraq Veteran

Navy Commendation Medal with “V” for Combat Valor

Co-Founder of Mighty Oaks Foundation


“ I believe Jeremy is one of the best and inspiring communicators I have heard. I continue to meet people who have been incredibly impacted by him and I personally have used many of his thoughts and ideas to help others move forward in life.   I would have no hesitation in recommending Jeremy for your next speaking engagement.  You won’t be disappointed and you will see the long lasting positive effect on your group long after he has left.”
Bruce Stewart, Director – Stronger Alliance

About Jeremy Stalnecker

 

Jeremy Stalnecker is the Executive Director of the Mighty Oaks Foundation. The Mighty Oaks Foundation is dedicated to helping America’s military warriors and their families who are suffering from the unseen wounds of combat such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

While growing up in San Jacinto, CA, Jeremy’s only goal in life was to leave home and join the Marine Corps. This dream was finally realized with an active duty commission in 1999. Following Infantry Officer Course in Quantico, VA, Jeremy was assigned to First Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division as an infantry platoon commander. Serving first as a rifle platoon commander in a helicopter company and then as the platoon commander of the counter-mechanized platoon, Jeremy learned valuable leadership and communication skills that he continues to use today. In January 2003, Fifth Marines, as a part of the First Marine Division, deployed to Kuwait in support of what would become Operation Iraqi Freedom. As the war began, First Battalion, Fifth Marines was the infantry battalion used to breech the berm separating Kuwait and Iraq and secured the first major objective of the war. This led to a road march that ended with the battalion occupying Baghdad and seizing the presidential palace in northern Baghdad on the Tigris River. Throughout this movement, Jeremy and the counter-mechanized platoon provided navigation and lead security for the battalion.

While in the Marine Corps, God was working in Jeremy’s life to turn his heart toward full-time ministry. Just one month after returning from Iraq, Jeremy became a staff member of his home church at Coastline Baptist in Oceanside, CA. Here he gained ministry experience that would equip him for the further leading of God. In his role as an Assistant Pastor, he counseled and mentored many couples and individuals while also maintaining other church responsibilities. It was a great privilege for him to be able to serve in this capacity so close to Camp Pendleton since most of the people he worked with were either Marines or the family members of Marines.

In 2008, Jeremy and his family took on a new responsibility when he became the Senior Pastor, just east of San Francisco Bay at Bay Area Baptist Church in Fremont, CA. In this capacity, he continued to minister to families and individuals in a wide range of areas. After serving in the role of senior pastor for nearly seven years, the door leading to a full-time position with the Mighty Oaks Foundation opened. This move brought together both his ministry experience and military background in a way that allows him to serve and minister to many hurting veterans, service members and their families. Along with his wife Susanne and their four children, Jeremy works to reach the hurting and provide the healing found in Christ.

Jeremy Stalnecker Speaking Topics

March Or Die

Life is hard. As much as we want to live hope-filled lives, these difficulties often keep us stuck in place while the world around us falls apart. We want to move forward, but we just don’t know how. But moving forward really isn’t that complicated. It is the process of putting one foot in front of the other, one day at a time. It is understanding that as bad as things seem right now, the alternative to pushing forward is death. Not physical death. But relational, emotional, or spiritual. In this message Jeremy, using his own experiences of war, illustrates how to move forward when we don’t know what to do. There is hope even in the most hopeless situation for those that are willing to March when it would be easier to Die! It’s time to stop looking back, stop making excuses and stop allowing yourself to remain stuck. It’s time to take the next step!

Making the Most of your Mess

Finding ourselves in a mess can be a hopeless situation filled with regret and an overwhelming sense of loss. We lose time, relationships and a sense of purpose all because of a mess that we may or may not have created. In life, survival alone should not be the goal. When you find yourself in a mess, how you got there is much less important than understanding how to turn that mess into something good. Using the Old Testament story of Elijah on Mt. Carmel, Jeremy explains how, in the midst of an overwhelming mess, we can not only find our own purpose, but help others find theirs as well. A mess is only a mess if you don’t figure out how to redeem it. There is value even in the worst of situations if only we know how to find it!

Still Here

Do you ever feel like God has forgotten about you? There are times in our lives when even though we are doing everything right we fell alone and overwhelmed with no end to our trials in sight. What do you do when you look at your life and feel like the best option would be to just quit? How do you hang on when you feel like you just can’t do it anymore? How do you stay in the fight when it would be easier to just walk away? Using the Bible story of Nehemiah building the wall of Jerusalem, Jeremy highlights three things to focus on when the battle has gone on longer than you ever thought possible. The fight is worth it, but often we need to be reminded why. God has not forgotten us and the we need to keep moving forward because of His past goodness and promise for the future. There are just some things worth fighting for and we can come out on the other side victorious!

Life without Limits-A discussion about Trauma

Trauma is a topic often reserved for those coming home from military service or others who have been through some of the most difficult situations this life has to offer. The reality, though, is that trauma is not something reserved for only a select few. Trauma is a natural part of the human experience because all of us will be pushed beyond our ability to cope on our own. The real trouble comes when we fail to recognize trauma for what it is and when we lack a clear roadmap for moving beyond it. In this message Jeremy uses his experience working with those who are overcoming trauma to share a clear path forward. Struggling after trauma does not make you unusual, it makes you human! There is no reason to let that trauma define you though if you are willing to follow the path forward walked by many others before you. Don’t let trauma limit what God wants to do in your life.

Speaking Videos

 

Jeremy Stalnecker - Life Without Limits

 

Jeremy Stalnecker - A Man Sent From God

 

Jeremy Stalnecker - Still Here

Testimonials

Having pastored for over 34 years in one church, I can honestly say Jeremy Stalnecker is one of my all-time favorite speakers. We have called on him a number of times to speak to our men, or to our entire congregation, and each time I have been so impressed. Jeremy is not a “one trick pony” with a few canned messages, each time when Jeremy has come to our church, he has perfectly adapted his message to our theme.  I love his combination of authenticity, humility and humor, all of which make him a 10 in my book.

— Tom Ferrell - Lead Pastor, Atascadero Bible Church

I have had the privilege and honor of having Jeremy Stalnecker speak to our church, at various Mighty Oaks events and as a keynote speaker.  As someone who attends and participates as a speaker myself both here and internationally, I believe Jeremy is one of the best and inspiring communicators I have heard. I continue to meet people who have been incredibly impacted by him and I personally have used many of his thoughts and ideas to help others move forward in life.   I would have no hesitation in recommending Jeremy for your next speaking engagement.  You won’t be disappointed and you will see the long lasting positive effect on your group long after he has left.

— Bruce Stewart - Director of Stronger Alliance, Pastor of “We are Stronger” movie and Reflective Life Media

Books

March or Die

Life is hard. As much as we want to live hope-filled lives, these difficulties often keep us stuck in place while the world around us falls apart. We want to move forward, but we just don't know how

But moving forward really isn't that complicated. It is the process of putting one foot in front of the other, one day at a time. It is understanding that as bad as things seem right now, the alternative to pushing forward is death. Not physical death. But relational, emotional, or spiritual.

Through the pages of this book Jeremy Stalnecker, using the experiences of war, illustrates how to move forward when we don't know what to do. There is hope even in the most hopeless situation for those that are willing to March when it would be easier to Die! It's time to stop looking back, stop making excuses and stop allowing yourself to remain stuck. It's time to take the next step!

Leadership by Design

Leadership is often defined based on life experience, background, education, or culture. What looks like leadership to one may look like dictatorship to another. Some would say that leaders are always “type A,” while others believe in a passive approach. In many ways, this is why learning to lead or regaining the ability to lead is so difficult. We are trying to hit a target that we can name but cannot see. Leadership by Design was written to challenge definitions of leadership that are tied to a job description or personality type but miss the philosophy that moves the leader forward when those things change. We don’t do leadership; we are leaders! We were created to make a difference in the lives of those around us regardless of occupation or temperament by living to take them from where they are to where they need to be. If you are not leading according to your unique talents, abilities, and opportunities, you are not living the life that you were created to live. It’s time to get up and begin moving forward.

It is time to understand Leadership by Design!

Path To Resiliency

The Path to Resiliency was written to challenge the greatest of Warriors, whether military or civilian, man or woman... to be ready for, resilient to, and able to reintegrate from life's trials and rigors. We all find ourselves in moments of adversity and hardship from time to time. When you do, will you have the resiliency to overcome those times or, when you falter, will you have what it takes to bounce back? Authors Chad and Jeremy have had tremendous success in leading the Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs to help struggling combat veterans facing the unseen wounds of war to find hope, healing, and purpose beyond their trauma. This book will share their secrets so we can take the same principles used to heal our Warrior's spiritual wounds and apply them to our lives so that we will be prepared, stronger, and spiritually resilient to all this world will throw at us. Chad Robichaux explains, "The intent of this book is to share with you the lessons we have learned by working with many combat veterans at Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs (MOWP), by not only leading them to restoration, hope and a new purpose, but finding the strength to be truly resilient to every hardship this world might throw at us."

Speaker Request Form

 

Jeremy Stalnecker is a dynamic keynote and motivational speaker, covering a wide range of topics from leadership and resiliency to personal responsibility through the perspective of God’s biblical blueprint for our lives. Through Mighty Oaks programs he has helped effect positive change in the lives of Veterans and Active Duty Service Members who leave our retreats with a renewed sense of purpose and excitement to live the life God intended us to live. From large-scale military engagement, conferences, churches and civic events around the country. Jeremy is the co-host of the much loved Mighty Oaks Show, featuring nationally recognized guests, discussing Veteran issues including Combat Trauma, PTSd and Resiliency. Jeremy has a passion to share the transformational experience that changed his world and unveiled his purpose.

Jeremy’s talks are both inspiring and challenging and can be scaled from single sessions to multi-day/multi-session retreats and conferences.

For speaker’s donation information, to request a quote for your event or organization please fill out the form below.

“I have had the privilege and honor of having Jeremy Stalnecker speak to our church, at various Mighty Oaks events and as a keynote speaker.  As someone who attends and participates as a speaker myself both here and internationally, I believe Jeremy is one of the best and inspiring communicators I have heard. I continue to meet people who have been incredibly impacted by him and I personally have used many of his thoughts and ideas to help others move forward in life.   I would have no hesitation in recommending Jeremy for your next speaking engagement.  You won’t be disappointed and you will see the long lasting positive effect on your group long after he has left.” – Bruce Stewart, 
Director of Stronger Alliance


“Having pastored for over 34 years in one church, I can honestly say Jeremy Stalnecker is one of my all-time favorite speakers. We have called on him a number of times to speak to our men, or to our entire congregation, and each time I have been so impressed. Jeremy is not a “one trick pony” with a few canned messages, each time when Jeremy has come to our church, he has perfectly adapted his message to our theme.  I love his combination of authenticity, humility and humor, all of which make him a 10 in my book.” – Tom Ferrell, Lead Pastor, Atascadero Bible Church

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