June 2nd, American Heroes Car Show

Thank you, Fort Bend County, for an incredible day at the first American Heroes Car Show on Sunday, June 2nd at Brazos Town Center in Rosenberg, Texas! We were thrilled ...

The Xena Project San Angelo

In 2019, The Xena Project opened its first charter in San Angelo, Texas under the leadership of career Air Force veteran and Pastor Art Mavrode. Art’s team in San Angelo includes ...

2018 Year in Review

2018 Year in Review Click here for pdf version of The Xena Project’s 2018 Report Dear Xena Family, Thank you for another year of impactful service to our community’s warriors. ...

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Welcome to The Xena Project


The Xena Project is a 501(c)3 organization founded and run by veterans.  We facilitate mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing for warriors and their families in both group and individual formats, in a safe, tranquil environment rooted in nature.  In addition to the ministry that is our foundation, we offer animal encounters, counseling (peer-led, pastoral, licensed professional), and family reunification programs.

The Xena Project is focused on breaking down barriers that keep warriors from a vibrant life as contributing members of their communities.  In practice, this means that our programs are free, and we challenge ourselves daily to become maximally accessible.  It means group studies that talk about violence, fear, guilt, lack of faith, and anger.  It means meeting warriors where they are, whether isolated in their own homes, struggling with addiction, in or newly out of jail, or falling through the cracks of daily life.

The Xena Project welcomes military veterans, law enforcement officials, and first responders, and their families. We currently welcome veterans who served in every war and conflict since World War II, as well as those who served during peacetime. We look forward to welcoming you.

Click here for 2018 Periodic Reports.

Click here for the 2017 End of Year Report.


“I don’t trust anybody. I can talk here, though, because nobody knows me here the way people usually know me, and nobody cares about all the dark stuff. Shoot, you’re all as messed up as I am! But you come together and study and talk about everything, even God, and you are figuring out how to live happy lives. That gives me hope that maybe one day I can be here, with a happy life, showing other people how to build one.” – Army combat veteran, Desert Storm, currently serving law enforcement official

“I need to go to some more things with you. I know I do, but…. I just can’t, not right now. I like when you call, though, I look forward to it. I know I don’t disappoint you when I say “no,” and I disappoint everyone…. But you keep calling, and one day I know I’m going to be there, and it’s going to help.” – U.S Marine, combat veteran, multiple tours, Vietnam

“Please…. Please help me. I don’t have anyone else to call. You’re the only ones I know. No matter what happens, will you be with me? Even if I go to jail? Please don’t abandon me. I never left a man behind, and now here I am. I know it’s my fault, it’s from the drugs, but still…. I never left a man behind, and now I am alone.” – Army combat veteran, multiple tours Iraq/Afghanistan

“No one else talks to us about spiritual stuff, and if they do, they have an agenda, it’s all about them and being able to say they helped a certain number of veterans. I don’t know if you can help me or not. I don’t know if I need help, and I don’t know what I believe. But I know I want to come see the animals again.” – U.S. Marine, combat veteran, multiple tours, Afghanistan

“We lost everything in the hurricane. We have been blessed with food, water, cleaning supplies, but we have felt so alone. You are the only ones who handed us a Bible, who even thought that we lost ours… I’m going to cry, because this is what we needed. Thank you.” – Wife of an Army combat veteran, Vietnam


Xena Armory (Blog)

The Xena Team is proud to share The Xena Armory, a blog that equips the spirit of warriors. The effort is led by retired Air Force B-1 pilot and lead Pastor Bill “Hulk” Hogan.

Xena – because we’re the ministry arm of The Xena Project: a non-profit organization devoted to the well-being of Veterans, Law Enforcement, First Responders, and their families.  While The Xena Project provides a multitude of services, the ministry arm is here to help people find the strength, peace, and healing that only God can provide.

Armory – Because we know life is a struggle.  You’re in a fight.  And when warriors fight, they need the best equipment.  Where do they go?  They go to the armory. The Xena Armory equips warriors and their families for the fight, whether it’s strength to carry on, recovering from a battle, or tools and techniques that keep you in top shape.

This world needs what warriors and their families have to offer:

  • Service before self mindset
  • Courage, Dedication, Integrity, and Bravery
  • The ability to come together as a team and defeat a common foe
  • The Warrior mindset that says, “I will prevail.”

Click here to visit the blog at xenaarmory.wordpress.com, or check out some of the entries below: