Meet Doug Denlinger

I love our clients! They are inspiring, fun, and so committed to making a difference.

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Doug Denlinger, RLP®, CKA®

Managing Partner

Doug’s role:
Doug is responsible for LifeGuide’s strategic direction and overall business operations. He also enjoys mentoring new advisors and working alongside LifeGuide’s advisory teams to care for and serve client families.

A bit about his background:
Doug is a Registered Life Planner® and a Certified Kingdom Advisor®, as well as a Dave Ramsey SmartVestor Pro®1. Doug is one of LifeGuide’s founding partners. Prior to transitioning into financial services, Doug worked as a senior executive at a global technology firm where he led a team of 600 professionals. After spending more than ten years climbing the corporate ladder, Doug realized he was being called to make a larger impact for the Kingdom through his profession. That’s when he caught a vision for helping people identify, prioritize, and align their lives and money around what is truly most important. Since leaving corporate America in the early 2000s, he has continued to lean into this calling and has loved every minute of it! Doug is passionate about walking alongside LifeGuide’s clients and helping grow the business to make a lasting difference for its clients, team members, and the communities it serves. Doug is an Alumnus of Penn State’s Smeal College of Business (Class of 1990) and an avid Penn State football fan.

What Doug says he loves most about his job:

“If I have to pick just one thing—it’s everything! The best I can do is narrow it down to three. First, I love our clients! They are inspiring, fun, and so committed to making a difference. I love seeing them experience breakthroughs and discover the joy and fulfillment of living into their passion and calling. Second, I love the LifeGuide team. I get to work with a team of high-character, high-capacity professionals who are simply awesome to be around. They selflessly move mountains for our clients and firm each day. Finally, I love that LifeGuide helps support incredible organizations like New Life and Logos Academy Harrisburg—organizations making a real difference in the lives of families who need it most!”

Outside of work:
Doug lives in Carlisle, PA, with his wife, Geralyn, their two children, Josh and Sophie, and their spoiled Bernedoodle, Ellie. Doug and his family are long-time members of The Meeting House Church in Carlisle, where they enjoy leading a small group. Doug is passionate about participating in God’s grand story and has a heart for coming alongside organizations that love and serve those who often get overlooked.

His favorite organizations:

  • The Meeting House
  • New Life Community Church
  • Young Life
  • Brethren Housing Association
  • Project SHARE


1 – Ramsey SmartVestor Pro™ (“Ramsey”, “the Promoter”) is not a current client of, an investor with, or affiliated in any way with LifeGuide Financial Advisors, LLC (“LifeGuide”). LifeGuide compensates Ramsey via a flat monthly fee for their SmartVestor Pro™ endorsement. The compensation the Promoter receives for these promotion services, as described above, creates a conflict of interest in that the Advisor is compensating the Promoter in exchange for promoting its services and ultimately recommending utilizing the Advisor’s investment advisory services. The compensation paid to the Promoter by LifeGuide is for the promotion services and for referring interested parties to the Advisor and covers any expenses for these efforts. There is no increase in the advisory fees a referred Client will pay to the Advisor as a result of the Promoter’s agreement with the Advisor.