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Chris Theis, CKA®

Chris Theis, CKA®

President and Financial Advisor

As a newly married, twenty-something, I had no clue about how to handle money. Isn’t it amazing that one of life’s most difficult challenges is hardly ever taught in school?

I made lots of bad decisions in those days until I came across a wise man who took the time to sit down with me and explain what I was missing.

Fast forward to my late 30s when a round of corporate downsizing led me to contemplate my next career move. My wife said something that changed my work life forever: “Make a career out of your passion, and you will never hate your job.” I took the leap, launched my financial planning career, and never looked back.

To date, I have helped hundreds of families transform their financial lives, first by defining what really matters to them as well as their dreams and aspirations for the future. Once we know where they want to go, we create a structured, personalized plan designed to help them get there.

A graduate of Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania, I began my career in financial services in 1992 as a regional manager with Primerica Financial Services. Later, from 2008 to 2010, I operated a branch office for Edward Jones in Ocean View, Delaware. In January 2011, I became a financial advisor at BIG Investment Services, one of the largest financial advisory firms in Delaware.

Based on my commitment to personal integrity, my years of experience, and after hearing clients talk about what they need and value most, I founded Guardian Investments in 2018. Guardian exists to glorify God above all else.  Our mission is to positively impact the lives of the people we serve, while remaining in the center of God’s direction and reflecting His character.   We do this through financial planning that is Biblically based.  We treat our clients with respect and value.  Our value to our clients is providing financial planning services with integrity, moral courage, and wisdom.

In addition to partnering with my clients to reach their goals, I enjoy investing my time in our church, community and area businesses. I currently serve as secretary of the board of the Delmarva Christian Schools.

My wife Nicole is the executive director of a local non-profit. Our son Noah lives in Arkansas where he manages media for his church. From the age of 8, he and I have enjoyed waterfowl hunting together, and he’s become much better at it than I. Our daughter Reagan is a college student who serves as worship leader at our church, where she plays piano and guitar. One of my favorite family activities is sitting around the fireplace listening to her sing.


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