May 14th Group Meeting


Tuesday, May 14, 2024
5:00 p.m.


Our May meeting will amplify two local organizations, Bravo Zulu House and Every Third Saturday, as they work to address the complex issues our veterans face. You’ll spend time brainstorming to contribute ideas and connections to help them grow and expand their impact. 

Staff Sergeant Eric Geesaman, our speaker for the evening, is a retired Marine who served two tours in Afghanistan. He was medically retired from the Marine Corps on 30 July 2020 and currently works as the Operations Manager at Every Third Saturday, a non-profit veteran service organization. Staff Sergeant Geesaman’s awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3rd award), Good Conduct Medal (2nd award), and Combat Action Ribbon.

Peter Borne, a Grammy nominated music producer and engineer, will be bringing us his gift of music on May 14th. Borne has written more than 100 songs for Lutheran Publishing House, Augsburg Fortress and has worked as a radio producer, television writer, commercial production, voice producer, and performer. His most recent endeavors include transforming a riverboat on the Mississippi into a performing arts studio and co-founding Unlocked Mission, a nonprofit uniting communities through the transformative power of music education.

5:00 p.m. Dinner & Networking
5:30 p.m. Welcome & Music
6:00 p.m. Ministry Presentations
6:45 p.m. Brainstorming Breakout Sessions
7:30 p.m. Closing

Christ Presbyterian Church, 6901 Normandale Road, Edina (map)

Are you a first time attendee?
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Presenting Ministries

Bravo Zulu House

declaring war on ptsd
Veteran sobriety is the #1 barrier to treating PTSD. Bravo Zulu House is a spin off from Trinity Sober Homes, as an all-military sober home offering military veterans a safe harbor to heal up, feel better, and get stronger. A farm has been purchased in southern MN with an anticipated opening date of November 2024. Fundraising activities are in process to generating the revenue needed to remodel the house to be ADA compliant, develop a hydroponic farm, and build a professional dog kennel infrastructure.

Every Third Saturday

new purpose & growth after military service
Every Third Saturday (ETS) offers assistance to veterans who have struggled since leaving service, and their families, in areas such as employment, finances, relationships, health, and faith. ETS will walk alongside veterans and their families as purpose is discovered, a passion for service is found within that purpose, and post service growth can begin. We believe there is no better medicine than being in community with other veterans and their families, rediscovering purpose, and serving a cause which is greater than ourselves.

Thank you to our Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to everyone who joined us!