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Meet the Team

Chuck DeBenon

CPA/PFS, Financial Advisor

(281) 446-7667

(281) 446-0151

Chuck began his career in the financial industry nearly 30 years ago, after many years as a teacher. His experience in both these areas forms the basis for what we do here at LifePlan Financial—educating our clients about their finances and their long-term financial outlook. Chuck is passionate about helping his clients gain financial confidence through education and long-term support.

Chuck’s interest in financial planning began in 1994, when he and his wife started listening to Dave Ramsey on a local radio station, and he received his CPA license in 1995. When they moved to Texas, they established the first Financial Peace University class in the metro Houston area, and Chuck’s passion for providing others with a financial education took root. In 2000, he became a certified financial counselor through Dave Ramsey’s program, and in 2003, after decades of working for financial giants like Arthur Andersen, he decided to strike out on his own as a financial planner.

Chuck received his Bachelor’s degree in Education from Abilene Christian University, and his Master’s degree in Tax Accounting from the University of North Texas. He continues to educate not only his own clients, but others through Financial Peace University. He is also involved in many local charities and enjoys every opportunity to serve others.

He and his wife, Karen, have been married for 33 years and have four boys together—Kendall, Blake, Parker, and Trevor. They reside in Kingwood, Texas, where Chuck enjoys watching sports, weightlifting, and golfing whenever time allows.

Darlene Dempsey

Financial Assistant



Darlene has over 30 years of experience in business accounting, and decades as a successful business owner and entrepreneur. Prior to joining LifePlan Financial, she co-owned an insurance agency, as well as a nationwide distribution company specializing in chemical automation equipment for commercial pools and spas.

Darlene attended Lone Star College, where she received her education in QuickBooks, accounting records, payroll preparation, and reporting. She continues to utilize these skills to support our team and our clients with vital financial records and reports. Her experience as a small business owner has made her passionate about helping other entrepreneurs to succeed, both personally and professionally. 

Born in the small town of Yorkville, Ohio, Darlene’s always wanted to see more of the world. She loves traveling, and his been on trips and cruises all over the world, from the Canary Islands to the Great Wall of China, and more. Still, she’s always happy to return home to Kingwood, where she enjoys watching football and movies, and listening to her husband, Rick, serenade her on his guitar.

Client Centered

Client Centered

Whether you are investing to build wealth, protect your family, or preserve your assets, our personalized service focuses your needs, wants, and long-term goals.

Our team of professionals have years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you.