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, Mentorship and
Jeremy M. StalneckerEXECUTIVE DIRECTORUSMC Infantry Officer and Iraq VeteranJeremy 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 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.
Even though his father was the pastor of a local church, Jeremy did not have a desire to enter ministry and hoped that he could instead live out his life serving his country.
The dream of being a United States Marine 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 would be the infantry battalion used to breech the berm separating Kuwait and Iraq and would secure the first major objective of the war.
This led to a road march that would see 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 would provide 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 those that 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 was opened to accept a full-time position with the Mighty Oaks Foundation.
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 is thankful for the opportunity to reach the hurting and providing the healing found in Christ.
Executive Director of Mighty Oaks FoundationPastor
Jeremy M. Stalnecker
Jeremy was commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps in 1999 and was deployed to Iraq in 2003 as the platoon commander of a counter-mechanized platoon.
Just one month after returning from Iraq, Jeremy became a staff member at his home church, Coastline Baptist in Oceanside, CA.Eventually he would move on to be the Senior Pastor of a congregation in the San Francisco Bay area.
This was a time used greatly by God to prepare him for what would come.
His heart for his Marines and the lessons learned in Iraq, combined with his ministry experience as a pastor, have uniquely equipped Jeremy for God to use him to mightily lead men towards a life of purpose and to rise up in order to be the leaders that they were created to be.
His path uniquely qualified him to lead at Mighty Oaks as the Executive Director.
Chad Robichaux and Jeremy Stalnecker are excited to announce the release of their new book, "The Path to Resiliency", and are so honored by the foreword included by Major General Bob Dees, US Army (Retired), Author of The Resilience Trilogy and Founder of the Institute for Military Resilience, Liberty University.
Chad and Jeremy have had tremendous success in leading the Mighty Oaks Warrior Program to help struggling combat veterans facing the unseen wounds of war to find hope, healing, and purpose beyond their trauma.
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