ST. CLOUD -- Central Minnesota clergy will gather for a special meeting Thursday to share ideas on how to help returning veterans transition back to civilian life.

The Clergy Forum will be led by Minnesota National Guard Chief of Chaplains John Morris. Morris will share his experiences in dealing with returning veterans.

Morris founded the Beyond the yellow Ribbon program which has been used as a model in many other states.

Clergy will learn to spot signs of stress and ways to help veterans through challenging times.

The Clergy Forum will be held at the Love of Christ Lutheran Church on Pinecone Road in St. Cloud Thursday from 10:00-11:30 a.m. All clergy and their staff are welcome to attend.