In 1994, Dean & Kathleen Osborne started the Osborne Insurance Services, Inc. which later became known as the Osborne Insurance Group. Operations began in Iowa, but soon expanded throughout the Midwest, offering quality products and service to churches, camps and Christian schools. Dean is certified through Cambridge University’s prestigious Risk Management program taught by eminent professors and authors Hammar and Cobble. Dean and his staff have served in full-time vocational ministry, understanding the daily experiences, stresses, and opportunities that ministries face.
Over time, Dean has shared his expertise and success with other insurance agents. In order to serve you better, Osborne Insurance Group, along with Foster Financial, and McKinney Insurance Agency have formed GLS Insurance Group. Together Dean Osborne, Tyler Foster, and Jon McKinney have almost 50 years of experience to bring to your organization. They specialize in churches, camps, private and charter schools, non-profits as well as home and auto insurance. We are licensed to sell insurance in 12 states, from Minnesota to Texas, Arkansas to Arizona. With GLS Insurance Group you can expect and will receive the best possible service for all your insurance needs.
Tyler Foster is no stranger to hard work and success as an Insurance Agency Owner. After earning a degree in Computer Information Systems from Missouri State University, Tyler entered the insurance industry representing a large supplemental health benefits company. He then advanced his career by representing one of the nation’s largest life insurance companies as a Sales Director. In 2006 he officially opened the doors to his own agency, Foster Insurance Group. He represented GuideOne Insurance and grew his agency by millions of dollars in sales volume, with over 200 churches and more than 800 families and other commercial clients; all served by a dedicated staff. In November 2017 Tyler officially partnered with Dean and Jon to form GLS Insurance Group. Together the three men serve 1,000s of clients across the Midwest and Western United States.
Tyler lives in Springfield, MO and has been married to Dawn since 2003. He has two wonderful children. In addition, he is actively involved in ministries with South Haven Baptist Church as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and Committee member. He also serves on the board of Hannibal-LaGrange University and 100Fold. He holds the industry designation of Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) and serves with numerous other non-profit organizations in his community.
Tyler is dedicated to enhancing the quality of people’s lives by providing the peace of mind that proper insurance planning provides. He strives to always match your wants and needs with the correct product and services he has to offer. He would love to work with you personally and work with your ministry to help achieve your dreams while protecting your pathway to reaching them. If you’d like to connect with him through your social media network, he’s active on Facebook & Twitter.
Jon graduated from Missouri State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Business. Upon graduating, McKinney Insurance Agency LLC was opened and Jon as well as his staff started serving local churches and private schools in Missouri and Arkansas through risk management and insurance. Our agency intentionally chooses to specialize in not-for-profit and religious organizations.
We strive to have a relevant working knowledge of the insurance exposures that face not-for-profit and religious institutions in today’s litigious society. Being readily available and the “go to” expert for advice and solutions in these areas is an added value our clients enjoy.
Just like you, Jon and his staff are regular church attendee’s of their respective churches and have a vested interest in seeing ministries thrive and move forward. Our families and children as well as our church families are the most important things in our life and that is why we have chosen to serve the churches in our area with such passion and integrity.
We would welcome the opportunity to work with you and if desired, provide you with a few references of churches in the area that we currently serve.