Thrivent owners familiar with community
by Tim Linscott
Thrivent Financial owners Sheila and Dale Johnson are no strangers to Perkins County.
Sheila was the music teacher at Perkins County High School until this past school year. She decided to get out of teaching and join Dale in the venture of running Thrivent Financial, a faith-based financial business based in Ogallala.
The Johnsons, however, serve Perkins County as well with their business.
Dale has been with Thrivent for 11 years and Sheila is excited to get back to the area to get re-acquainted and help serve people in the region.
“I taught a lot of the chamber members’ kids,” Sheila said. “They (Thrivent) found me and it seemed like God’s plan and still is.”
Thrivent is not only a financial service company, but also deals with investments and insurance.
“I like how the company is run and what it stands for,” Sheila said. “It is bringing faith and finances together.”
“We help people be more wise with their finances so they can be more generous,” Dale said.
The couple are excited to be chamber members and bring God’s message and sound financial planning to Perkins County.
“I love the parents and kids here. I love bringing this message to Perkins County. The people here are amazing,” Sheila said.
The more members, the more money can be put back into the community, according to Dale, so new members are always welcome.
“Together we can build a stronger community,” Dale said.
Thrivent recently put on a spaghetti dinner fund-raiser at the Perkins County Senior Center as one of their many community-based events.
Thrivent’s parent company is over 100 years old but in 2002 the Lutheran Brotherhood and the Association for Lutherans merged.
“We’re an on old company with a relatively new name,” Dale said.
The Johnsons can be reached at (308) 284-3307 for an appointment or more information about Thrivent.