Chris Thelen has been a brother Knight for over 25 years in councils in Arizona, Indiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. His experience with his fellow Knights has led him to a deeper conversion to the Catholic faith, being challenged in particular by Nicolet Council #1838 to live the faith through personal prayer, study, and service to the community. He also joyfully lives the life of the domestic church with his wife and children. After so many years enjoying the spirituality, service, and the spirit of friendship of the fraternal side of the Knights, Chris is thrilled to join the Tim Nowak Agency, serving the brother knights of Councils: #617, #2990, #4439, #5382, #6464, #11834, and #14677.
Chris brings to his position as a Field Agent nine years of experience in insurance and financial services. Working with life, health, disability, and retirement accounts, Chris helped many of his clients put an insurance and financial plan in place that brought them peace of mind knowing that they would recover from an unexpected loss all the while working towards their future financial goals. Chris is known for his approachability, thoughtfulness, discretion, and attention to detail. He knows first-hand the difference between doing business with a secular company and with a company that lives its Catholic values. He is proud of the ways in which the Knights of Columbus steward their resources, supporting the Church’s evangelization efforts, caring for the poor and vulnerable, and building of a culture of life in our local, national, and global communities.
In addition to his experience helping clients plan for the financial changes of life, Chris has also guided countless people in forming a spiritual plan for their lives. As the director of a retreat and conference center, Chris led individuals in the traditional Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, presented retreats on a variety of topics, and ran the business operations of the ministry. He supplements his experiential knowledge with his education: a B.S. in Business Administration from Metropolitan State University, and a B.A., M.A., and M.Phil., all in philosophy, from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. As a consecrated member of the Marian Catechist Apostolate, Chris helps advance the mission of the Church by living and teaching the fullness of the Catholic faith with enthusiasm.
Chris is passionate about ensuring that his brother Knights and their families have an insurance and financial plan in place that not only protects their family but helps the larger community by doing business with one of the largest and most generous charitable organizations in the world. He is eager to help you both protect your family and assets and achieve your future dreams and appreciates the trust his clients place in him. Call, email, or text Chris today to discuss how he can serve your financial and spiritual needs and help you get the most out of your Knights of Columbus fraternal membership benefits.