John Christianson is a member of NCF’s Generosity Council in the Pacific Northwest. He’s also a wealth advisor. As both giver and adviser, John has a unique perspective on the purpose and problems connected with wealth, especially for people who feel that the creation of wealth is part of their calling.
“People believe money is going to create freedom – and it does,” John says. But it also comes with challenges that are difficult to navigate. “And if you don’t have anyone to go through it with you, that can be a very lonely place.”
But there is hope, especially when wealth creators start to match their values with their money and give in meaningful ways. Listen as John shares advice for both givers and advisors to help navigate some of the most difficult paths money can lead someone down.