We are seeing the birth of a new ministry whose roots go back 20 years to a group of servant-hearted people who have blessed the church and our community with their service over the years.
In October 2007, I came to work for Clement Financial Services as a Financial Advisor under the leadership of Roger Clement, Rod Bastian, and Kevin Barnes. My work began with a mission to help re-launch the ministry outreach of our organization to local churches and our community to help make a difference in the lives of people in the area of their finances.
Roger and the staff at Clement Financial have helped thousands of people for over 20 years teaching financial seminars in churches and doing one-to-one financial counseling, and they continue to help people to this day!
In the fall of 2008, Roger and I co-led a financial seminar at Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The first class was a success! We had wonderful ministry in the lives of 24 people who desired our help. I believe the Lord used the interactions in this class to pass to me a shared heart and vision for this ministry and give me the training and experience I needed to continue to do outreach in local churches.
I have been greatly influenced by the example of Roger’s love for God, his passion for making a difference in the lives of people, his skill and wisdom in financial counseling, his character, his unique sense of humor, and his leadership. I am grateful to have been a part of this Christ-centered organization and to be part of its ongoing legacy as I transition to a new beginning.