About Brendan Rorem

In more than two decades as a Financial Consultant with Thrivent, I have been honored to be part of a select group of top-producing representatives in our organization who have met additional education and advanced training requirements. Prior to my work with Thrivent, I was an executive focused on business development with music, media and technology companies.


I met Kelly, my wife of 32+ years, at Pacific Lutheran University and we have enjoyed raising our 3 wonderful daughters - Katie, Alison and Annelise - on Mercer Island as well as cheering them on as they attended UW and WSU. (As a Lute, I cheer for both but I claim neutrality for the Apple Cup.) My family moved to Mercer Island, Washington from Minnesota in my youth and we have raised our girls there and have been involved in a variety of activities in the community including our church, non profit boards, attending sporting events, and time with our extended families on both sides of Washington State.

Giving back to our community

  • Holy Trinity Lutheran
  • Hunger and Homeless issues
  • Young life
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • World Concern
  • American Cancer Association
  • PLU Class Representative
  • Chimp Sanctuary NW

Education & Accomplishments

  • FINRA Series 07 General Securities Representative
  • FINRA Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law
  • Life & Health Insurance Licenses
  • B.A. Pacific Lutheran University

  • ChFC® Designation, Chartered Financial Consultant, American College
  • CLTC® Designation, Certified in Long Term Care, CLTC Board of Standards, Inc
  • Kingdom Advisors Core Training in biblically wise advice
  • Voices in Philanthropy (VIP) Recipient (2021)
  • Divisional Volunteer of The Year Nominee (2014)
  • Golden Hammer Award - Regional Volunteer of Year Award (2007-08)