About Chad Durgin

I'm proud to be a Thrivent financial professional. Since 2003, I provide personalized financial guidance to people at all stages of life. At Thrivent, we view money not as a goal, but as a tool — one that can afford you a life rich in meaning and gratitude. We believe humanity thrives when individuals make the most of all they've been given. I'm here to help you do just that.

  • I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and am called to take a holistic, personalized approach when working with you. I strive toward helping you create a dedicated plan with consideration to all facets of your financial life.
  • My Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP) designation enables me to guide retirees and near-retirees toward effectively managing their accumulated retirement assets to avoid prematurely running out of money in retirement and to establish a realistic budget that can sustain a comfortable retirement lifestyle.
  • My Fraternal Insurance Counselor Program (FIC) designation has prepared me to thoroughly explore a client's needs, using a consultative approach prior to making suitable product recommendations.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my wife Kara and my two children. Hiking, mountain biking, reading, sport tournaments and traveling fill up our weekends. Sunday mornings you will typically find our family serving and attending Eagle Brook Church in Rochester.

Education & Accomplishments

  • BA from St. Olaf College
  • MA from Saint Mary’s University
  • FIC: Fraternal Insurance Counselor
  • FINRA Series 7
  • FINRA Series 66

Giving Back

Young Life-Currently serve on the Rochester Young Life Board, and helped to bring Young Life back to Rochester in 2020.

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Inheritance of Hope-Volunteer on Legacy Retreats to help young families going through the loss of a parent.

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Eagle Brook Church Rochester-currently serve on our set-up/tear down team, but have also served in greeting and hospitality teams.

Check out their website here: https://eaglebrookchurch.com/location/rochester/

Our office uses Action Teams to support local causes like the Felidae Resource Room at Willow Creek Middle School and the Jeremiah Program in Rochester.

Jodi Gillette

Jodi Gillette

Jodi is a Practice Support Associate and has been with Thrivent since 1999. She enjoys working with Financial Advisors to help assist in meeting their clients needs. Throughout her years of experience, her top priority has always been to provide exceptional and friendly service to clients. Jodi works remotely from her home in southwest Minnesota. She and her husband Greg have 3 grown daughters Madison, Sydney and Ella. In 2022 they were blessed with their first grandchild. Outside of visiting their kids they love to spend time with their dogs and work on projects around their acreage.


Practice Support Associate

    Josie Nelsen

    Josie Nelsen

    Josie recently joined our team as an office professional and is helping greet clients, prepare cases, schedule appointments and more. Outside of work, she enjoys taking road trips with her dog, Shell.


    Insurance Office Professional