Our Team

Doug and Sherrie Spracklen
Owners and Agents

E-mail: doug@sprackleninsurance.com / sherrie@sprackleninsurance.com
Phone: (417) 890-7979 Ext. 101 (Doug) / (417) 890-7979 Ext. 1002 (Sherrie)

DOUG SPRACKLEN is the founder and owner of Spracklen Insurance Services. Doug’s primary responsibilities in the agency are church and religious organizations new business sales and service, marketing, and producer recruiting.

Doug Spracklen was the founder of Spracklen Insurance Services in 1994. Thanks to a recommendation by a good friend and fellow agent, Mr. Tony Taylor, He was provided an opportunity with Preferred Risk Insurance to build what is now Spracklen Insurance Services, Inc. He was fortunate enough to gain experience in the business arena from 1988-1994 that was instrumental in helping develop the skills necessary to build a successful insurance agency. Doug was a lead telemarketer for Pioneer Tele-Technologies, and later a third party liability patient accounts manager for a local hospital. Doug’s experience along with additional evening classes in sales, marketing and insurance from Drury University in Springfield, helped lay the groundwork for a solid foundation.

As the agency was launched, Doug was very fortunate to meet and begin dating Sherrie Fisher, who he then hired. Sherrie was and still is an integral part of Spracklen Insurance Services. Doug is so thankful to God for directing their paths together as coworkers in the agency. Doug and Sherrie fell in love and were married in 1996 and have two beautiful boys that we are raising in the fear and admonition of their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Doug and Sherrie attend Brighton Assembly of God in Brighton, MO where they are actively involved in ministering to others in the church and community. Doug and Sherrie also serve on the board of directors of Marriages by Design, which ministers to couples by hosting marriage retreats and providing biblical marital counseling. It is their passion to develop healthy relationships with their clients that will help them protect their assets while slicing their premiums.

Doug’s primary responsibilities in the agency are church and religious organizations new business sales and service, marketing, and producer recruiting. Doug’s favorite things in life include: discipleship (his own and others), spending time with family, golfing, upland bird hunting, fishing and traveling.

SHERRIE SPRACKLEN was one of the founding officers of Spracklen Insurance Services in 1995 . A truly versatile worker, Sherrie handled a wide variety of roles, in fields ranging from customer service to administrative work.

Sherrie Spracklen was one of the founding officers of Spracklen Insurance Services in 1995 and has served in many capacities since that time. She started as part time telemarketer and customer service assistant, and advanced to producing agent, bookkeeper, administrator, and whatever else Doug deems necessary.  Currently she serves as the Corporate Secretary and bookkeeper.

Sherrie always dreamed of owning her own business and didn’t realize that dream would come so quickly after graduating high school. Sherrie went on to Drury College (now University) where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in 1998. After college, Sherrie continued to work part time for the agency while also working full time for the Assemblies of God Financial Services Group (AGFSG) where she was in the Planned Giving department. Once she became a mom, she decided to narrow her focus to the insurance agency and her children so she left AGFSG in 2002 and dedicated her time to Spracklen Insurance on both part time and full time basis as the boys grew and entered into school.

Sherrie is always up for some good friendly competition. She enjoys spending time playing games with her extended family and friends: Settlers of Catan, Rook, Wahoo, and many other card and board games. Sherrie also enjoys being involved in their church ministries, traveling, reading, and shopping! Sherrie enjoys spending time watching her boys participate in basketball, baseball, football, band, and tae kwon do. Sherrie also enjoys spending time with her husband! Doug and Sherrie will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary this year and many of those 20 years they have been spent working together at Spracklen Insurance.

Roberta Virden

E-mail: roberta@sprackleninsurance.com
Phone: (417) 890-7979 Ext. 102

ROBERTA VIRDEN has been in the insurance business since 1995. She started working in Customer Service, and then in 1998 became a licensed Property & Casualty Agent for Patrick Johnson’s Allstate Agency.  She later became the Office Manager and helped Patrick grow his agency to the largest Allstate Agency in the region.

In 2002, Roberta opened her own insurance agency, Options First Financial, where she worked from home while her children were small. In 2008, she sold her book of business to Spracklen Insurance and began part time employment with the agency.  She also started teaching school part time at Dayspring Christian School, where her children attend. She taught at Dayspring School for 6 years, teaching in the mornings and working as an insurance agent in the afternoons.

Beginning June 2015, Roberta came on full time as our Personal Lines Specialist. She enjoys working with our clients to protect their home, auto, motorcycle, boat and other personal property. She specializes in shopping rates with our various carriers to find the best rates and coverage’s for our clients’ needs.

Roberta has lived in Springfield, Missouri since 1985. She married Dean in 2014 and gained a stepson.  She has four children now: 2 boys and 2 girls. Roberta is the Director of Dayspring Dance Team at Dayspring Church.  She loves family gatherings, gourmet food, dance, music, travel and being involved in her church.  She also enjoys her children’s sports & music activities.  She has been a great asset to Spracklen Insurance over the years working part time, vacation relief, and now on a full time basis.