Dwight Olson, Pinnacle Forum Chaplain & National Board Member; Founder & CEO Olson Investment Advisors, LLC; Former Asst Mgr Mutual of NY and Phx Mutual; Financial and Investment Planning Teacher/Speaker, published in Seattle Business Journal & Daily Journal of Commerce, and featured on KIRO radio; Former President Christian Executive Officers. Dwight and his wife Trudy have been married forty one years, enjoying travelling the world, the Arts, their church and community involvement.
Pinnacle Forum’s Chaplain, and National Board Member, Dwight Olson, serves the National Board. Through consistent, sustainable prayer, devotions and dedication, he calls the Partners on a regular basis just to talk to them, see how they’re doing. Then he prays with them right over the phone. Dwight Olson’s words are like ointment, soothing and healing.
An original invitation from the late Ken Willig (Founder of “Christian Executive Officers”, an organization Ken and he both Presided over), did not interest Dwight, but a series of invitations led Dwight first to the Seattle Chapter and finally to the National Board.
“Pinnacle Forum has given me the opportunity to be heard and understood by other men. I also feel God hears and understands me in a more significant way in large measure as a result of being in a Forum and through my association with other Partners, both locally and nationally. It is hard to describe- but I feel more blessed by God as a result of my involvement. It has affirmed me as a man, business owner, husband and spiritual mentor- also my close relationship with Jesus. Pinnacle Forum has given me a place in which I feel safe, where I will not be judged sharing my struggles.
“Through most of my life, I have felt like I have been on the outside looking in, I have not felt like I was chosen or included. Pinnacle Forum has touched my life in a way that has met many of the desires of my heart. I feel humbled to be involved in a movement that gives others the same opportunity; to be heard, understood, blessed, affirmed, safe, chosen and included; touched by God and other men in a deeper way.”
He believes his call is to be a father figure to younger men; a role model, walking alongside them; loving them; answering the bigger questions of life, helping them get serious about their relationship with Jesus.
“We live in a fatherless society. A lot of young men did not have a good relationship with their father if they had one at all.”
Dwight tries to make himself available to be used by Christ no matter where he is- on a plane, in a restaurant or walking down the street.
“I just try to be very sensitive to God’s leading and allow myself the freedom to share Christ, to love people and to try to help them. Most people are lost. They don’t understand.
“There’s 5 questions that I use in talking to people to start them thinking about what’s really important. I carry them in my wallet because I don’t always remember them:
- “Who or what is the ultimate authority in your life?”
- “What makes up all the stuff of the universe and how did it get here?”
- “What happens when you die and how do you know it’s true?”
- “How do I determine what’s right or wrong?”
- “Is there a reason or purpose for all that exists?”
The fuel for his inspiration? Intensive study of the Word of God.
“The key in my life is to stay in God’s Word daily and not just ‘read’ the Bible but study it. That’s the difference. That’s what I want men to do: go deeper into their relationship with Jesus Christ. Have it be a ‘conversational’ relationship that goes from ‘conversation’- to ‘communion’- to ‘union’ with Jesus.”
Dwight also likes to read, write articles, (his last about ‘narcissism’) and studies under notable ministries like, apologist, Ravi Zacharius, among others.