Servant’s Task Force to Hold a Full Day Of Events In Honor Of Veterans April 2, 2022

Servant’s Task Force to Hold a Full Day Of Events In Honor Of Veterans April 2, 2022

Servant’s Task Force will hold a day-long event that will honor Veterans at Luther Williams Field in Macon, GA April 2, 2022.

The event is called “Honoring the Past, Promoting the Future” and will run from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

CEO of Servant’s Task Force Steve Rodgers says this organization was created to give those who have served and given the ultimate sacrifice the proper recognition and resources needed.

Rodgers explains this will be a three-part event with a Vietnam Veteran Painting ceremony, a JROTC Scholarship presentation honoring Vince Dooley, and the premiere of a song called “This Is America.”

Funds will be generated for numerous organizations of like-minded groups that have a mission to protect our nation’s veterans and first responders, including the non-profit group Warrior2Citizen.

This organization helps treat the psychological impact that trauma and stress have on the American military and First Responders. Mike Roberts, the founder, and Chairman, notes that “since 2002 there continues to be increasingly steady growth in the number of suicides and mental health issues amongst Veterans &  the military family.  COVID-related isolation made it worse and estimates range from 23 veteran suicides per day to a level of 34 per day   The company continues to provide best practice evidence-based programs including training and counseling amidst the complexity of public health issues limiting classroom contact.  We have also migrated to a digital complementary format….making these programs more geographically available and less restrictive access”.

Major Door Prizes

Prizes: Season and Home Game Tickets for 2022 Season: Georgia, Ga Tech, Mercer University, Kennesaw State, Ga State, Ga Southern, Macon Bacon, Macon Mayhem. In addition, there is Chicago Bears Memorabilia, Atlanta Braves signed Baseball, Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey signed by Rocky Blier, Authentic UGA helmet signed by all living UGA coaches and UGA players who served in the military, and a Stratocaster Guitar signed by Ace Frehley of Kiss.

Visit WGXA’s article about this program and discover the stars and others who will be there – plus discover who the mystery artist will be who will debut this patriotic song.

Get full information and purchase tickets to support this worthy cause and maybe score one of the valuable door prizes!  Click Here

-content courtesy of WXGA News and Servants Task Force

May 20-21, 2022 Warrior2Citizen Marriage Retreat Weekend and Counseling Program

Register for the May 20-21. 2022 Warrior2Citizen Marriage Retreat Weekend and Counseling Program

Attention Veterans, Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, and Retirees

Can Your Marriage and Family Relationships Improve to

Avoid a Downward Spiral?

Military families are often under a tremendous amount of stress and pressure.

Military life often brings emotional and psychological stress effecting the veteran, marriage, and the family.

Without help relationships are often fractured resulting in frustration, conflict, loneliness, divorce, hopelessness, and the impact of the strife spills onto the children.

Downward Spiral of Family


Click to Learn More and Register

Warriors 4 Hope Virtual Fundraiser

Virtual Fundraising Event for Families Lacking Hope

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Warrior2Citizen are teaming up to present a high-profile event entitled “Warriors4Hope” at noon on January 28, 2021. Lee Greenwood, owner of seven #1 hit singles, including “God Bless the USA, will host and perform on the show. Joining Greenwood and also performing will be Grammy award winner and legendary gospel singer CeCe Winans, 4-time Super Bowl winner Rocky Bleier, Former Army Chief of Chaplains General (Ret) Doug Carver, and Col. Rick White.

The event will also feature an auction on a wide range of items from gift cards to military coins to vacation homes. Broadcast on social media channels, including Facebook and YouTube, you can sign up now for FREE admission at



FREE WEBINAR SERIES: COVID19 – From Crisis to Growth + Community

Strengthening First Responder and Military Families During COVID19

A 5-part webinar series presented by subject matter experts from Warrior to Citizen, Inc., Mercer University, public safety & the healthcare community. This webinar, sponsored by Warrior to Citizen, Inc. will address several key areas that provide essential home life support to these hero families through any crisis. 

Watch the replays now:

Our veterans, military, First-Responders, their families, and the communities they live in face a challenge like our Nation has not experienced in one hundred years. The current public health crisis continues to impact every aspect of life including our physical and mental health. Our national & local community security depends on ensuring veterans, First-Responders, and their families stay healthy and resilient. 

Expired: POSTPONED: HLTP and CRP programs at High Harbor on Lake Allatoona Announced

Expired: POSTPONED: HLTP and CRP programs at High Harbor on Lake Allatoona Announced


Rescheduled date to be announced – estimated to be mid-September.

For America’s Hero Families…A Veterans and Public Safety Marital Retreat with follow-on support

Your home can be a place of peace that builds you up, or it can be a place of stress that leaves you tired and anxious. Do you want to restore your environment and build resilience for difficult times? The goal of this program is to help you enable interpersonal growth and deeper couple and family relationships.

Join us and review the keys to better communication, and strategies for building and maintaining healthy relationships with your family and children. You’ll put what you learn to work immediately improving things utilizing our tools and lessons learned on the retreat.

Since 2014, Warrior2Citizen has been proven to help couples reconnect emotionally, physically, and spiritually.  We now offer the ability to help the whole family by bringing children into the healing experience.

When parents experience difficulties, their children absorb those struggles.  This all too regularly leads to behavioral problems, anxiety, changes in eating or sleeping, mood swings, physical complaints, acting out, loss of interest in usual activities, and much more. Since people instinctively get locked into their thinking and behavioral patterns, it justifies the need to address concerns of the family unit. Children need help putting words to what they experience.  Once they have the words, they are able to start their healing process.

By adding a parallel program for the couples’ children, we offer the whole family a chance to heal, grow, and reconnect. Integrating the child’s healing with the parents allows the whole family to return home to a new dynamic, one where everyone has the chance to be different than when they arrived at the retreat.

For more information on attending either of these programs, download the PDF.

QUESTIONS: Please Contact Warrior2Citizen, Inc. at 404-941-4001 or email


Expired: Sept. 14, 2018 – A Joint Event will be held for Public Safety and Military Families in the Atlanta Metro Area

“Maintaining Resiliency in Public Safety and
Developing and Maintaining Resilient Family and
Work Relationships for Military Families”

Register for one of the following Events:

A complimentary lunch will be served but you must be registered so we can pre-order and accommodate any special dietary requirements.

A One Day Workshop Featuring Lunch with NFL Hall-of-Famer, Rocky Bleier
Your home can be a place of peace that builds you up, or it can be a place of stress that leaves you tired and anxious. The goal of this workshop is to help you provide a safe and supportive experience in your home for interpersonal growth and deeper relationships.

Do you want to restore your environment and build resilience for difficult times? Join us and review the keys to better communication, and strategies for building and maintaining healthy relationships with your family and children. You’ll put
what you learn to work immediately improving things!

It is a perfect educational opportunity for couples interested in learning more about:

  • Practical skills and tools to foster effective communication
  • Developing a plan to build strong couple bonds
  • Dealing with trauma, building resiliency and maintaining healthy families

Our luncheon speaker is nationally renowned Rocky Bleier.  He will offer his engaging perspectives about life challenges, resiliency, and family.  Rocky is an NFL Hall of Famer who was a Pittsburgh Steelers Superstar. His accomplishments don’t stop there.  He is a decorated Vietnam Veteran, author and play-wright, business executive, and board member of Warrior2Citizen, Inc. A link to his background video clip is at:

If you would like to attend and are a First Responder or Military Family, please contact us for more information.

Your Presenters
David Lane, PhD
Barbara J. Roberts, LPC
Justin Wells, LPC
Eckart Werther - Panel Facilitator
Your Presenters

Meet your presenters.

David Lane, PhD

  • Dealing with trauma, building resiliency and maintaining healthy families

David Lane is the founder of the Counseling Program and Professor of Counseling in Penfield College of Mercer University in Atlanta.

He has over 40 years’ experience as a counselor, counselor educator and supervisor. Dr. Lane is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Nationally Board-Certified Counselor, a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, and a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists.

He is in his twenty fourth year at Mercer University, where he was founding faculty member of the counseling program. Prior to coming to Mercer, he was the founder and Coordinator of the Community Counseling and Marriage and Family Counseling Programs at Columbus College (now Columbus State University).

While at Columbus he worked with Ft. Benning and the Department of the Army to create a program to train Army Chaplains in Marriage and Family Counseling. The program was highly successful, and the Army sends these Chaplains all over the world to work with soldiers and their families.

After the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, David worked extensively for over a year in Haiti leading teams of professionals to train pastors, teachers, and mental health providers in trauma assessment and care. In the wake of the Newtown, CT, Sandy Hook School shootings in 2012, David led teams to train pastors and community workers to assist with the trauma.

He was a Board member of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia for over ten years where he served as the Ethics Chair and worked on the Supervision Credentialing Committee. 

He was also Editor of the Georgia Journal of Professional Counseling for ten years.  He has published numerous articles, book chapters, and manuscript reviews in the field of Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy and is co-author of Ready to Learn: Teaching Children How to Succeed in School, a nationally award-winning program for pre-school and early childhood classrooms.

In addition, he is author or co-author of seven other books in the field of counseling and trauma.  He is a regular presenter at local, regional, national, and international workshops in the field of Counseling.  His research has ranged from trauma, marriage and family issues, and work with children.

Barbara J. Roberts, LPC

  • Developing a plan to build strong couple bonds

Barbara Roberts has over forty years of experience as an educator, trainer and Licensed Professional Counselor.  Ms. Roberts’ work in the field of psychotherapy spans community outreach to private practice, with a focus on adults in individual, couple, and family therapy. 

She has expertise in counseling multi-cultural clients with marriage, family, and adjustment issues. Ms. Roberts has presented a variety of seminars on parenting skills, child abuse awareness and prevention, and she has conducted psycho-educational workshops covering a variety of mental health themes for veteran families, pastors, deacons, and those in ministry. 

Ms. Roberts has recruited and managed teams of volunteers and professionals, developed, implemented, and supervised programs for marriage preparation and enrichment at the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta in her role as Assistant Director to the Office of Family Concerns.  Additionally, she has facilitated the administration and interpretation of bi-lingual assessment tools.

Ms. Roberts has been a supervisor for therapists preparing for professional licensing exams.  She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor, Affiliate Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, and a National Board-Certified Counselor since 1991.

Justin Wells, LPC

  • Practical skills and tools to foster effective communication

Justin started his journey to work with families back in 2004 when he received his bachelors in Mission work from Oklahoma Christian University. 

Later in 2011 he became a Marriage and Family Therapist through the University of Central Oklahoma.  Two years later, with a passion to have as many doors opened as possible he graduated from the University of Oklahoma as an MSW. 

He currently resides in New Jersey with his wife Alissa, working at a group counseling practice in Rockaway.  Justin also serves as a 1st Lieutenant in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard where Commands the HHC 213th Regional Support Group.  He has helped create and facilitates a marriage retreat for veterans, first responders and their families in Atlanta called Warrior2Citizen.

A servant himself, Justin seeks to support others who provide service for there is no greater calling than to serve and support those who in turn support others.  Throughout his career he has always focused well beyond the identified client, knowing that the system needs help, not just ‘the one with the problem.’ 

In understanding the system, we can understand why an individual reacts to it the way they do.  This applies to any family as well.  Though one member may have more going on, the whole family does better when all members seek support.

Eckart Werther - Panel Facilitator

Eckart Werther PhD, LCSW (PhD '12) is a graduate of UGA’s counseling psychology program in the department of counseling and human development services—earned the advancement by achieving excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.

"The accomplishments of these individuals were recognized by their peers and university leadership," said Nasser Momayezi, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Clayton State University. "They set the high academic standards so crucial to accomplishing our university's mission and achieving its goals."

As an integrative psychotherapist, Werther's work is guided by humanistic, pragmatic, interpersonal and multicultural approaches. His goal is to help clients access their unique strengths and abilities to overcome and better manage their circumstances of life.

In addition to serving as an associate professor of psychology, Werther works with the Atlanta Police Department's Employee Assistant Program, which provides free short-term assistance and counseling to employees and their dependents.



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Nov 2-4, 2018
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Maintaining Resilience in Public Safety
A Workshop Featuring Lunch with
NFL Hall-of-Famer Rocky Bleier

September 14, 2018, 9am-5pm North Point Community Church (The Attic)

8:30 9:00        Coffee and Pastries

9:00-9:30        Welcome/ Introductions/Agenda  –  John Robison, Chief – Alpharetta  Public Safety,
– Michael Roberts (COL Ret.)
– Douglas Carver (MG CH Ret.)

9:30-10:30      Skills and Tools to Foster Effective Communication        Justin Wells, LSW

10:30-10:45    Break

10:45-11:45    Strategies for Building Healthy Relationships                  Barbara Roberts, LPC

11:45-12:00    Break

12:00-1:30      Lunch & Motivational Speaker                                              Rocky Bleier
Resiliency, Challenges, Family, Attitude

1:30-1:45        Break

1:45-2:45        Children; Trauma and Family Resiliency                             David Lane, PhD, LPC

2:45-3:45        Q& A Panel   Discussions                              Speakers, Chaplains, other community
                          Facilitation led by:     Eckart Werther PhD counselor to the Atlanta Police Dept.

3:45-4:00        Opportunity for attendee participation in the Nov HLTP            Michael & Justin

Acknowledgements:  APSD Team, APSD Chaplain, W2C, YMCA, VIP’s

4:00-5:00        Networking…an opportunity to share your thoughts, meet friends and acquaintance’s

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