David A. Henderson, CFP®, ChFC, CLU
As an independent financial advisor I am blessed to have one of the best careers in the entire world. It is a profession that allows me to work with individuals and families to help them identify their priorities and then design a roadmap to make their goals reality. Done properly, this planning process can positively impact them for years or even generations. I can assure you this is a responsibility that I do not take lightly.
When did you start your business?
I entered the financial services profession in 1995.
What made you decide to open this business?
Right out of school I started a successful career with Albertson’s grocery stores that ultimately lead to management but I felt extremely unfulfilled in that nothing I did really had much of an impact in the lives of others. I was seeking a way to have a lasting influence on my customers and making sure they got through the check-out line quickly, while nice, didn’t provide that fulfillment I was seeking.
I ultimately found my calling in being a Financial Advisor. My parents divorced when I was young and my mother and I struggled financially through most of my school years and I vividly remember the stress I witnessed on her face so many times. I work to make sure that I can help as many people as possible avoid the overwhelming problems that financial struggles bring.
What do you enjoy most about serving your customers, clients or patients?
I like the relationships that I develop with the people I work with. I get to know their families and their goals & dreams and I am lucky enough to work with them to reach those dreams. Helping people bring a sense of clarity to their finances is really a rewarding experience.
Would you like to share your testimony?
During my childhood my family rarely attended church and as a result of that neither did I. It wasn’t until my adult years that I began to search for what was missing in my life. My wife grew up in the Lutheran faith so that is where we started our journey. We ultimately were lead to Eastern Hills Community Church where I immediately felt at home. The past decade + has been an amazing time for me as my view of the world has transformed from a purely secular view to one of an eternal perspective. Although I am far from complete and continue to fall short of Jesus’ ideal for us I am on the path of growth.
Do you recommend supporting any missions or ministries and why?
I am a big believer in supporting the ministries my church is supporting thus allowing us to pool resources so we can make a larger impact in the world. Some of the ministries we support are Village of Hope in Zambia, Sox Place, Open Door Ministries and Denver Rescue Mission just to name a few. I also encourage my clients to figure out what they want to support if they don’t already have that worked out.