Our Vision: To endure families for generations.
Our Mission: We desire to see high capacity families transformed by God’s Word into distinctively healthy stewards that impact eternity.
Our Main Objectives:
- 1) Stir up wealthy families and single-family offices to be:
- – As intentional with family as with business.
- – Free from isolation through genuine friendship.
- 2) Advocate the wider legacy movement.
We see legacy planning as the non-financial issues surrounding financial, estate, and charitable planning. Its purpose is to unify families for generations to come by bringing clarity and intentionality.
Family Meridian is a 501(c)3.
Yes, Family Meridian adheres to a biblical worldview. We strive to do everything in harmony with this worldview.
Even if we don’t share the same worldview, we are glad our paths have crossed. We want your family – and all families – to endure and thrive. If you use our resources, you might need to filter out some “Jesus stuff,” as one of our friends put it. We neither apologize nor water down our distinctiveness, yet we are so glad you are here.
We are not associated with a specific church or denomination but we acknowledge and accept the truths of biblical and historic Christianity. The Lausanne Covenant is an excellent statement on the beliefs of evangelical Christians.
We love our friends in the generosity and legacy space. True partnership is at the heart of all we do. We advocate the wider legacy movement; we do not implement these services ourselves. We strive to stay in our lane.
We like to say our role is at the crossroads of estate planning and ministry. Or, put differently, we see legacy planning as the non-financial issues surrounding financial, estate, and charitable planning. Its purpose is to unify families for generations to come by bringing clarity and intentionality.
Our distinctives include:
- Partnership: A rising tide floats all boats. We have no desire to duplicate any other biblical organization or service.
- Focus: We want to minimize our real or perceived conflict of interest. We do not accept implementation fees or referral fees of any kind.
- Advocacy: Our role is to advocate and educate, not implement. We want to stir up families and connect to the right resources their family’s specific needs.
We’re sorry for the inconvenience. Please email us at Info@familymeridian.com Be sure to include the name of the person who invited you, and we’ll try to get back to you quickly.
Aw shucks. We’re honored you asked. Email us at Info@familymeridian.com with the details for the event and the topic you’d like covered and we’ll go from there.
No, at this time we do not.
Due to privacy concerns for our friends who share, we chosen to not record our events right now. We love living out Matthew 5:16 which says, “… let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
But sometimes it’s hard to tell your story to others – especially when it’s about family legacy, generosity, or other seldom talked about issues. For this reason, our events are a safe space. In order to create an environment where people can share and not seem like they’re bragging or sharing for the wrong reasons, we’ve chosen not to record unless the speaker asks for us to do so.
Yes, we were founded in 2013 under the name Center For Family Conversations. Our founder, Jerry Nuerge, led a group of about 40 Christian financial professionals from around the country to come together and solve the 90/10 rule. The 90/10 rule is that 90% of estate plans fail by the end of the third generation.
Currently Center for Family Conversations still exists as the name for our publishing arm. The name for the overall organization changed in early 2018 to Family Meridian, shortly after Todd DeKruyter took over as President. The name change reflects our focus of helping high capacity families endure for generations and navigate their unique situation.