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Our Speakers

Mighty Oaks speakers cover a wide range of topics through our programs to Veterans and Active Duty Service Members that we also bring to retreats, conferences, churches and civic events around the country. We are also frequent guests on national media outlets Such As Fox News, The Blaze, OAN, CBN, Epoch Times, American Family Radio, Forbes, Christian Post among many others. WE SPEAK on Veteran’s issues including Combat Trauma, PTSD AND Resiliency. All of our speakers are combat Veterans or spouses of combat Veterans and have a passion to share the transformational experience that changed their world and unveiled their purpose.

Our talks on the following topics are both inspiring and challenging and can be scaled from single sessions to multi-day/multi-session retreats and conferences.

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LEADERSHIP ∙ LIVING A PURPOSEFUL LIFE ∙ FORGIVENESS ∙ CHARACTER ∙ LEGACY ∙ MANHOOD ∙ MARRIAGE

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Mighty Oaks Speakers

Chad M. Robichaux, BCPC, MBA

Chad M. Robichaux, BCPC, MBA

Former Force Recon Marine/Afghanistan Veteran
Pro MMA Champion
Best Selling Author
Founder of Mighty Oaks Foundation

Jeremy M. Stalnecker

Jeremy M. Stalnecker

USMC Infantry Officer/Iraq Veteran
Navy Commendation Medal with “V” for Combat Valor
Executive Director & Co-Founder
of Mighty Oaks Foundation

Kathy R. Robichaux

Founder & Spokeswoman of Mighty Oaks Foundation
Author

Kathy is the proud wife of an American Hero. Out of her and her husband Chad’s story of triumph in the face of devastating adversity, they founded the Mighty Oaks Foundation. Kathy brings a powerful testimony of unconditional love and forgiveness that shines through the darkness as a ray of hope. She has a strong connection with women and wives struggling with the pain and heartache of separation and divorce. She speaks publicly as a wife and a mother who fought the war at home for her husband. On the other side of that war Kathy found a restored relationship with Chad, and an even stronger faith.

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Ian Hunter

Chief Executive Officer

Army

Sergeant Major (SGM) Ian Hunter, US Army Retired, was born in Dallas, Texas. He enlisted in the United States Army, in 2002. As an Infantryman, SGM Hunter (ret) attended Basic Training, Advanced Individual Training, the Basic Airborne Course, 75th Ranger Assessment and Selection Program at Fort Benning Georgia, and the Selection and Assessment Program for a Special Mission Unit (SMU).
Ian’s military education includes the Army Jumpmaster course, the Army Ranger course, the Special Operations Military Free-Fall and Military Free-Fall Jumpmaster course, the Advanced Land Navigation, and the Sergeant Major course. His civilian education includes an Undergraduate of Behavioral Psychology focus of Christian marital counseling from Liberty University and Undergraduate of Arts in Leadership and Workforce Development from U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC)
Ian and his wife Abby were assigned to Fort Benning, Georgia 3/75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, SMU, and Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). They almost lost each other during the numerous (14+) deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey, and Syria in support of combat operations. Abby's ability to truly flourish in a chaotic Special Operations environment while caring for their 4 children during Ian’s many deployments is only because of her relationship with Jesus Christ.

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William Taylor

Chief Operating Officer

USMC Infantry Veteran

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Susanne Stalnecker

Women's Program Director & Co-Founder

Susanne is the Director of Women’s programs at The Mighty Oaks Foundation, leading the ministry to female Veterans, Service Members and spouses. Through her experience as the wife of a Marine Combat veteran she understands the difficulties of raising a family while dealing with the struggles and uncertainty of military life.  This experience along with more than fifteen years of church and women’s ministry give her a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by women seeking to be all that God has created and called them to be. Her heart is to challenge women through speaking, writing and mentoring through words and a life that are uplifting and encouraging. Susanne has four children from ages nine to nineteen and has been married for twenty-one years.

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Branden D. Kunath

USMC Infantry Staff Sergeant (Retired)/Iraq & Afghanistan Veteran
National Programs Director for Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs

Branden is a medically retired U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant who served as an Infantry Machine Gunner and Infantry Unit Leader during his active duty service. After multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan Branden found himself being assigned to the Wounded Warrior Battalion at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California. As a recovering service member at Wounded Warrior Battalion Branden found himself arriving to a Mighty Oaks Men's Program in December 2013. After graduating and dedicating his life to Christ, he noticed he was not alone in his fight and quickly realized where his new found purpose was needed. In addition to Branden’s role as the National Facilitation Manager with Mighty Oaks, he also serves as an instructor with the Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs. He and his wife have dedicated their lives to reaching back into the dark places to rescue their fellow brothers and sisters in need so that they may experience the same healing in Christ that they and their family experienced.

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Jeannette Kunath

Women’s Program Facilitator

Women's Program Administrative Facilitator

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Hunter Robichaux

Director of International Programs

USMC ANGLICO Veteran

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Kevin Schroeder

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Rachel Schroeder

USMC and Law Enforcement Spouse

Women's Program Administrative Facilitator

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Azizullah Aziz

Cultural Advisor

US Special Operations Interpreter

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Jamie Warner

West Coast Regional Facilitator

USMC Naval Aviator

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Luis Rivera

US Navy SEAL, Sr. Chief (Retired)/Iraq Veteran
Purple Heart Recipient
2 Bronze Stars with “V” for Combat Valor
Operations Manager for Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs

Luis Rivera, the Operations Manager, reports to Jeremy Stalnecker, the Executive Director, and serves as an integral member of the senior management team. He is responsible for the continued development of Mighty Oaks Foundation’s organizational strategy and contribute to the development of the organization’s strategic goals.

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John V. Davis

First Responder Program Coordinator

US Army Forward Observer

US Army, Iraq & Panama Veteran California Police Officer Retired    

John Davis is the Application Coordinator for Mighty Oaks and handles every application that comes into our system. John's passion for our mission make him the right man for the job as he personally makes first contact with each Warrior or family member, assesses their situation and places applicants into upcoming scheduled programs nationwide. John also serves as a Team Leader at many of our programs. As a former Sergeant in the US Army 82nd Airborne he was a forward observer in the 319th Artillery Battalion. John was attached 3/504th Infantry Battalion for Operation Just Cause in Panama 1989 and 1/17th Calvary Division Scouts in Iraq as a Ground Laser Team Leader for Desert Shield / Desert Storm in 1991. After honorably discharging from the US Army in 1993 he joined the Orange County CA Sheriff's Department where he worked in the county jail. In 1994 he transferred to Whittier Police Department where he worked as a Patrol Officer and as a member of the Special Occurrence Response Team and Entry Team. After being in 3 justified officer involved shootings John was medically retired in 2004. After retiring from law enforcement John became a high school football, track and strength coach. John and his wife Quennie have 7 children and outside of Mighty Oaks John enjoys training athletes strength and conditioning coach and training as a competitive Jiu-Jitsu athlete.

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Glenn Rosenbaum

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Military Events

We come alongside individual commands and chaplaincies to offer peer to peer talks that can include pre-deployment resiliency training, shoring up your home life while you are gone, how to have more effective communications, during a deployment and how to better be equipped for post deployment family reintegration.

Men’s Events

What does True Manhood defined by God look like? We answer this question utilizing curriculum from our core classes in our military Men’s Programs. This includes defining an authentic man, being a purposeful husband, father and leader and walking in integrity through real brotherhood and community.

Women’s Events

These talks are designed with guiding women toward a Biblical blueprint of womanhood; to inspire them, and help to flourish in all of the key areas of their life (faith, marriage, mothering, health, service and finances) in order to challenge and help them grow into who they were designed to be.

Marriage Events

Our marriage talks aim to help couples gain a better understanding of the struggles that they each face. We speaks on needs, expectations, communications, goal and forgivenness. A healthy couple can successfully weather any storm if they walk in understanding of one another and center their marriage on Godly principles.

Testimonials

"You are able to trust everyone around you without the fear of being judged. I was able to share something with this group that I've never shared with anyone my entire life. That in itself shows just how trusting and comfortable this environment is."

“The Mighty Oaks Team pulled together to help lift me up through dark times; I have chosen to dedicate my life to helping other veterans struggling with some of the same challenges I have had to face….”

"I witnessed warriors, hardened by their combat experiences, come to terms with their own brokenness and find healing in the redemptive powers of Jesus Christ. Their curriculum wastes no time beating around the bush and gets to the heart of the matter exploring the meaning of authentic manhood."

"There's good and evil fighting inside of everybody and if you can see the positive, you can live an awesome life."

Mighty Oaks Blog

Dare to Choose Differently

Dare to Choose Differently

By, Travis Gitthens  “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms- to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” Viktor Frankl  Our participants come labeled with a variety of mental health...

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Renewed Hope Through Christ’s Legacy!

Renewed Hope Through Christ’s Legacy!

  By Travis Lewarchik Each week at these sessions, veterans and first responders show up to the ranches in search of hope, identity, and healing. This past week at Skyrose Ranch was no different. Twenty-five veterans and first responders showed up and found or...

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Free at Last!

Free at Last!

By Travis Sellers, As the week began, I watched more than 20 Veterans and First Responders arrive at the beautiful SkyRose Ranch in California. Some of them had an idea of what to expect, or at least they thought they did. Some were not quite sure what to think. One...

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Honoring Those Who Served

Honoring Those Who Served

By Chad Robichaux, Veterans Day is a time to honor the brave men and women who have selflessly served our nation. It’s not just about parades, ceremonies or big-box store sales; it's about recognizing and appreciating the sacrifices made by our veterans in service to...

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