Don Christensen is the Executive Vice President of the Professional Athlete Division and a principal for Ronald Blue & Co.
As part of the Professional Athlete Division, Don and his team specialize in assisting professional athletes in building their wealth, giving generously and managing their financial resources wisely. Through Don’s 35 years of personally working with professional athletes and their families, he has learned how to help them navigate the financial, marital and personal pitfalls that professional athletes face today. The division employs a customized service model geared to the unique needs of the athlete in their specific sport. Services include coordination of tax and legal counsel, bill paying, cash flow management, financial and estate planning, philanthropic strategies and much more. Ronald Blue & Co. serves over 100 active and retired players and coaches across the MLB, NFL, NBA, PGA, NASCAR and the NCAA.
Prior to joining Ronald Blue & Co., Don owned a public accounting and financial planning firm. The financial planning practice merged with Ronald Blue & Co. in 1992, when Don began working with the firm. Don earned his BS in Accounting from Arizona State University and received his master’s degree in Christian Leadership from Western Seminary. In addition, Don is proud to be a former Marine and decorated Vietnam veteran.
Active in the Christian community, Don is an elder and a Pastor at Missio Dei Communities Church in Tempe, AZ. He serves on a number of boards including Josiah Venture, Baseball Chapel, Endurance and Pro Athletes Outreach (PAO). Don speaks at the PAO NFL and PAO MLB Increase Conferences annually and has also spoken at other events including Promise Keepers, Walk Thru the Bible, and The Seed Co. Bible Translation. He also participates in mission projects and has traveled the world teaching the Bible to nationals in many countries.
Don and his wife, Marcia, have two adult children and five grandchildren, and live in Mesa, Arizona.