Craig Rinas, CFP®
Senior Director of Development and Gift Planning
- (972) 825-4662
I consider it a privilege to be a part of the ministry work at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. God is working at SAGU. It is exciting to see students graduate from a Christian based institution and go forth into ministry around the world. I love it!! I was born in North Dakota and raised in Oklahoma. I graduated from SAGU with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an associate’s degree in Bible. Right before graduating, I was hired here at SAGU as the Staff Accountant and then shortly thereafter promoted to be the Director of Accounts Receivable. There I worked with students and their parents for 3 years helping them plan and pay for their college education. It was in this position where my desire was born to help people understand their finances better. To me it goes back to the saying: “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day, but teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.” After my time in the Accounts Receivable Office, I spent the next year and a half as the Senior Director of Accounting and Finance. In that position I monitored SAGU’s financial operations. SAGU has a big part of my heart, not just because I graduated from here, but also because I met and married my wife here. My wife, Tiffany Rinas, and I met as students and even married in Southwestern’s Ramona Prayer Tower. While working as the Senior Director of Accounting and Finance, I began studying to become a Financial Planner. Recently, I received my CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. I am proud to be a CFP® professional, and in a position to help people discover a better financial life. If you have any questions or needs, please give me a call and let me have the chance to help you out.