The Ron Blue Institute seeks to be a thought leader with great influence committed to changing the way Christians think, act, and communicate about financial stewardship, empowering the church, and changing the world. The Ron Blue Institute delivers biblically-based financial wisdom to the body of Christ by providing thought leadership and content through church, professional, consumer, and academic channels. At the Ron Blue Institute we see a tremendous opportunity to use biblical financial wisdom to reveal to a skeptical and unbelieving world that God’s word is authoritative at all times for all financial planning and decision making by providing supernatural wisdom for the process, timeless and transcendent principles for the decisions, and contentment at all times under all circumstances. Our model is teaching principles and processes (how to fish), instead of prescriptions (giving them a fish). We know that the wisdom in the Bible is always right, always relevant, and never going to change.
Chief Executive Officer
Ron Blue is the founder of Kingdom Advisors, a ministry that empowers Christian financial advisors who seek to integrate a biblical worldview into their advice and counsel. In 1979, he founded Ronald Blue & Company (now Ronald Blue Trust), the largest Christian financial planning firm in the country. He has authored eighteen books, including Master Your Money, The Complete Guide to Faith Based Family Finances, and Surviving Financial Meltdown. Ron holds a BS and an MBA from Indiana University. Ron is married to Judy and they have five grown children and thirteen grandchildren. They reside in Atlanta, Georgia.
Chief Academic and Operating Officer
Dr. Larry Lindsay serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Ron Blue Institute for Financial Planning at Indiana Wesleyan University. He previously served as Interim Provost and Chief Academic Officer and Chief of Staff for the Office of the President at Indiana Wesleyan University. Larry was the Founding Dean for the School of Health Sciences and the Founding Chairman of the Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership at the University. He has served as a professor of leadership in the School Leadership, MBA, and Doctor of Organizational Leadership programs. He was the Director of Graduate Studies in Education from 1995-1998, facilitating the instructional design of the Master in Education in Curricular and Instructional Leadership. He also led the development of and chaired the School Leadership Program - Principal Licensure Preparation from 1998 through 2003.
Executive Director and
Michael Blue serves as the Executive Director and General Counsel for the Ron Blue Institute for Financial Planning. Prior to his role with the Ron Blue Institute Michael practiced for ten years as an attorney focusing on business and securities law, real estate acquisition, development and leasing, and estate planning. Michael earned his law degree from Baylor University, where he graduated summa cum laude and served as the Managing Executive Editor of the Baylor Law Review. Prior to his career as an attorney, Michael worked as a financial planner for Ronald Blue & Co. where he earned his CFPTM designation in 2002. Michael has a Master's degree in theological studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a B.B.A. in finance from the University of Texas at Austin where he was also a four-year letterman on the tennis team, earning All-American honors his senior year.
High School Program
Dr. Phil Gelatt is the Director of High School Program for the Ron Blue Institute for Financial Planning. He received his undergraduate degree at Summit University, his Master’s from Grace Theological Seminary, and his doctorate in Organizational Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University. Phil brings over 35 years of Christian education experience as a teacher, coach, principal and school head. He is passionate for Christian education and has experience and expertise in the areas of discipleship, student development, dual enrollment programming, mission statement creation and development, school culture, and life calling and leadership. Phil and his wife, Carol Elise, live in the Indianapolis area.
Beth White serves as the Associate Director of the Ron Blue Institute at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU). She graduated in 2014 from Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. After graduating, she worked as a Conference Coordinator organizing the logistics of conferences who were using the IWU facilities. The organization and efficiency Beth demonstrated as a Conference Coordinator made for a perfect fit to run the office of the Ron Blue Institute, direct the NEXUS Peer-to-Peer Discipleship Center, and to manage the RBI CFP Certificate Program.
Dawn Kulaga is currently the administrative assistant of the Ron Blue Institute at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU). Dawn served in the United States Air Force upon high school completion. Following her time in the U.S. Air Force, she served as an assistant to Financial Advisors for 11 years, which makes her uniquely qualified for her work with the RBI team. Dawn moved back to Indiana in 2018 after living in the Seattle, WA area for 30 years. Dawn brings rich work-life as well as her excellent communicator and strong relational skills experience to RBI.
RON BLUE INSTITUTE FOR FINANCIAL PLANNING
INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
4201 SOUTH WASHINGTON STREET
MARION, INDIANA 46953-4974