Sam Vande Weerd joined Main Street Advisory Group in 2013, with the overarching goal to help clients reach their life goals. “My career began in education because I wanted to help people. Moving into the financial sector allows me to assist clients in reaching their financial goals and ultimately their life goals.”
“I believe that with a complete financial plan and understanding almost anyone can achieve their financial goals,” said Sam. “When the client uses their resources to bless themselves, kids, grandkids or others, such as charitable organizations, it’s very satisfying.”
Sam earned his BA from Central College and holds an MBA from Iowa State University. Sam has also earned the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) designation which recognizes his study encompassing retirement needs, asset management and estate planning. Sam Vande Weerd spent 15 years in higher education and coaching before transitioning into financial services over 13 years ago.
A comprehensive, client-focused approach to financial planning ensures that the recommended programs encompass each client’s financial goals, time frames and risk tolerance. In his role at Main Street Advisory Group, Sam specializes in business development.
Sam is an active member at Third Reformed Church, serves on the board of the Pella Athletic Booster Club and volunteers at The Well Resource Center where he walks alongside individuals in need of budgeting and financial management assistance.
Sam and his wife Jill live in Pella and have three children – Bailey, Zach and Ross. The Vande Weerds will soon welcome a son-in-law to the family following Bailey’s fall wedding. In their spare time, Sam and Jill enjoy boating on Lake Red Rock, reading and health and fitness activities.