About Debbie Jans
Growing up in Wing, ND on a dairy farm in the 80’s left a definite imprint on me. Between my 7th & 8th grades, half of my class moved away mostly because of the banks foreclosing on the area farmers. My parents struggled but were able to survive because of their diversification of grains and dairy, and their faith in God.
After graduating from Bismarck State College and the University of Northern Colorado, my plans were to become an elementary teacher. After my student teaching experience, I realized my passion for teaching and helping others led elsewhere. While working at a local credit union in various roles, I had a chance meeting with the local Aid Association for Lutherans (AAL) representative, and that started my teaching journey with Thrivent.
Relocating back to North Dakota as we started our family, gave us an opportunity for our extended family to stay close-knit. We chose the Wilton area as it was equal distance to our families and work. Thrivent allowed me to continue to use my abilities to serve clients by growing an existing practice which I continue to do this day. It's amazing to me that it has already been over a decade and a half. Throughout the years I have built an amazing team around my practice that you can read about on this website.
I am most proud of the simple and actionable processes we’ve created to help guide each client in their journey to financial clarity.
As I have grown, I look back and find that I crave security & organization in my finances from my experiences growing up on the farm. Since these areas are of importance to me, I naturally bring these skills to the table for our clientele, along with my faith & belief in God. Using my teaching skills, I look to empower Christians in understanding the different tools and processes that help take the chaos out of their financial journey. These skills are very useful in helping develop retirement income strategies as well as Estate planning with an emphasis on charitable giving.
My husband, David & I have celebrated 30 years of marriage. We have a daughter, Jaclyn who is 18 and headed to NDSU, and a son, Caleb who is 14, and a Lego genius! We enjoy traveling, sometimes with horses, Max & Champion, and dogs, Rusty & Charlie. (We keep our other horse, Girl, & cats at home.) I also enjoy singing, gardening and reading positive mental attitude books as well as historical romances.
Giving back to Central North Dakota
- Temple talks about Thrivent Choice & Thrivent Action Team programs to area churches
- Saddle Up Against Cancer for Bismarck Cancer Center participant
- St. Jude's Trail Ride participant
- Wilton Public School PTO volunteer
- United Way Day of Caring participant
Education & Accomplishments
- RICP, Retirement Income Certified Professional
- CLTC, Certified in Long-Term-Care
- FIC, Fraternal Insurance Counselor
- CKA, Certified Kingdom Advisor
- FINRA Series 7
- FINRA Series 63
- FINRA Series 6
- FINRA Series 66
- Bachelor in Social Science, University of Northern Colorado
- Associate in Arts, Bismarck State College