Set in the picturesque, beautiful, rolling hills of Wolcott, Colorado and 4 Eagle Ranch, was the setting for ORW Alumni and their wives and girlfriends to unite again as Warriors for the Kingdom. Celebrating TEN YEARS of Healing our Nation’s Warriors through Operation Restored Warrior in the name of Jesus, nearly 200 people renewed their passion, friendships, faith and freedom amplified by the ever-powerful and passionate music of Big Daddy Weave.
This Warrior’s Gathering rewarded the Alumni with life-enhancing keynote speeches delivered by:
Ross Munro, Master Chief Petty Officer, US Navy 31 years (Ret), Special Warfare DevGru;
Mike Lindell, CEO & Founder of MyPillow;
Bart Hansen, Plank Owner of Ransomed Heart Ministries (John Eldredge Ministry).
As the Alumni reconnected with fellow Warriors, Michael Marsee, Owner & Operator of Nationally Recognized Hogwood Barbecue, prepared, cooked and served his famous wood smoked barbecued brisket, pork, ribs, and turkey as well as an incredible selection of sides.
The Power of the Kingdom was on full display courtesy of the Mark Patrick Studio and his 7′ tall masterpiece, “Angels of God-Warrior.”
A brief overview of fellow Alumnus and Warrior Gathering’s Keynote Speaker Master Chief Petty Officer Ross Munro, US Navy (Ret), DEVGRU.
Master Chief Petty Officer Ross Munro, US Navy (Ret), Special Warfare DevGru, is a native of Aberdeen, Washington and is a 1980 Graduate of J.M. Weatherwax High School. In March of 1983 he enlisted in the Navy and attended boot camp at the Naval Recruit Training Center, San Diego, CA.
He entered the UDT/SEAL pipeline and successfully completed Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training class 148 as Honor Man in February of 1988. His duty stations include: Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic, SEAL Team FOUR, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, NSW Support Activity TWO, and Naval Special Warfare Group TEN. After honorably and selflessly serving (31) years of Active Duty across multiple continents protecting our Nation’s Freedoms as well as families, he retired March 1st 2014.
Mike Lindell, Inventor and CEO of My Pillow as well as Founder of The Lindell Foundation, The Lindell Recovery Network and Drop Zone Graduate.
Mike Lindell, a native of Minnesota, is a highly successful entrepreneur and businessman. Having owned and operated a multitude of businesses throughout his career including carpet cleaning, lunch wagons, restaurants and bars, Mike has procured a vast knowledge base in American-based businesses and is sought upon professionally for private coaching, lectures and public appearances.
Through his own personal experiences, Mike saw an unprecedented epidemic sweeping the nation, the opioid crisis, and stepped up to confront this problem by founding The Lindell Recovery Network. Additionally, as crisis from a variety of other circumstances exposed themselves to those around him, Mike again heeded the call to be a catalyst in the education, support and leadership by founding The Lindell Foundation. Through these personally funded & Faith-based Foundations, Mike has helped thousands of American Veterans, struggling individuals & families across the US and continues to help thousands every year.
Bart Hansen, Plank Owner of Ransomed Heart Ministries with John Eldredge.
Bart Hansen is a founding board member of Ransomed Heart along side John Eldredge. From the beginning, Bart’s passion for building the Kingdom was evident and as a result was invited to join the Ransomed Heart Team as Director of Discipleship. In addition to this position, he was appointed to Vice President on the leadership team. Prior to his ministry life, Bart was Principal and co-owner of Shawntana Development Corporation and Nieupointe Enterprises where he served the Kingdom by developing housing and commercial properties in southern California for over 25 years. In this capacity, he brought affordable housing solutions to that region of the country in both for-profit and non-profit sectors. Bart was a founding board member of HomeAid, which provides housing for the homeless and has grown to a national presence; he’s also the chairman of the board of directors of the Orange County Rescue Mission in California.
As an avid outdoors man, Bart is an aviator who utilizes his own plane in discipleship with men. His wife Tannah, whom he met over 40 years ago while running, accompanies many of his flights as co-pilot and prayer partner.