Derek Hensley, CFP®

Client Care Specialist

It’s important to be good stewards of what the Lord has provided us. Money can be complicated and complex, and it touches every area of our lives. There’s no decision that’s independent of your finances, and I’m driven to help people in this way. Working in financial planning is how I feel called to help positively impact lives.

As Client Care Specialist, Derek serves clients with portfolio management, implementation, rebalancing and preparing for meetings. “I enjoy putting all the pieces of the puzzle together to serve our clients efficiently,” he says. “I like getting things done and working through all our tasks to make sure our clients are well taken care of.”

Before joining our team, Derek studied finance at Missouri State University and worked as a Fund Accountant at State Street Bank. He recently achieved the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification.

“From day one, I’ve always said that I’ve never had a bad day at work. We have busy days, but we don’t have bad days at Sound Stewardship. It really feels like a family here when you come to work each day. I feel really fortunate to be part of the culture here, working with the highest quality team of people. And because Sound Stewardship is Fee-Only, we can be totally transparent. I feel like that’s the best way to do business, and I can sleep well at night knowing wholeheartedly that we’ve done what is in our clients’ best interest.”

 Derek and his wife just celebrated their one-year anniversary and recently bought a house together. Outside work, he enjoys both playing and watching sports — he’s a big Kansas City Royals and Chiefs fan. Derek and his wife attend Summit Park Church, where they both enjoy serving and connecting with neighbors in the Lee’s Summit area.

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