Our Mission Statement:

"At Compass Financial Group, we help you balance purpose and performance by investing in what matters most to you. We’re here to guide you and find your True North with a belief that everything we have is a gift from God. In addition, we have the moral responsibility of stewardship and care of those blessings."


We're proud to be Thrivent financial professionals. We 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. We're here to help you do just that.

Steven Emmons

Steven Emmons

FIC, CLTC®

Steve joined Thrivent in the fall of 1997 after a career as a wedding photographer. While he enjoyed being a part of a couple's special day, the weekends were spent away from his young family, and a new career in financial planning was truly a blessing from God.

He has enjoyed the many life transitions he has assisted in planning for, while building meaningful relationships with clients and clients whom he now calls 'friend'. Steve is truly a full-service Financial Advisor, with vast experience with life insurance, estate planning, and tax strategies in retirement. Steve looks forward to continued work with Thrivent and serving his community for years to come.

Title

Financial Advisor

State(s) Licensed
AL, AR Insurance Lic. #768522 , CA Insurance Lic. #0J06390 , CO, GA, LA, MI, MN, MS, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, TN, TX, VA, WA,
Location

Tyler, Texas

Website
https://connect.thrivent.com/steve-emmons
Phone
903-939-8711
Perry Flowers

Perry Flowers

FIC, CLTC®, BFA™

For the Flowers family, the past few years have brought about many changes and the trends continues today! Perry, her husband, Jeff, and their son, Haden, made 'the big move' from Hideaway Lake to Tyler in early 2020. Shortly thereafter, Perry exchanged a career as a Physical Therapist for a career with Thrivent as a Financial Advisor, and ultimately partnered with Steve to form Compass Financial Group in Tyler.

Her interests as a Financial Advisor are strongest in college planning strategies and meeting, engaging and financially educating women. When she's not at the office, you can find her and her family at the tennis courts, playing golf, or playing soccer with friends.

Title

Financial Advisor

State(s) Licensed
AL, AR Insurance Lic. #8003154 , CA Insurance Lic. #4235065 , CO, GA, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NJ, OR, TX, VA,
Location

Tyler, Texas

Website
https://connect.thrivent.com/perry-flowers
Phone
903-939-8711
Charles Griffiths

Charles Griffiths

FIC

Charles, better known as 'Chuck', recently retired from full time employment with Thrivent as a Financial Advisor and has joined the Compass Financial Group team. He and his wife Anna live in Rockwall, Texas where they serve their church and their community through their church membership.


Chuck specializes in pre and post-retirement strategies, wealth transfer, and life insurance. We are thrilled to welcome our long-time friend and colleague to our team!

Title

Associate

State(s) Licensed
AK, MI, MS, OK, OR, TX, VA,
Website
https://connect.thrivent.com/charles-griffiths
Phone
903-456-8823
    Bruce Abrams

    Bruce Abrams

    CLTC®

    Following a fulfilling career in the Risk Management industry, Bruce returned to Texas with his family in 2019 to live closer to family and life-long friends, where we made his new home in the Spring/Tomball area. Thrivent has held a special place in my family's lives for many years, so it only made sense for him to join them as a Financial Advisor, which he did in the Fall of 2020.

    Bruce's work at this time is focused on pre and post-retirement income strategies, estate planning, and life insurance. Bruce joined the Compass Financial Group this fall, and continues to office in the Thrivent Regional Office near Tomball in Houston. He looks forward to serving his community and his clients with excellence.

    Title

    Financial Advisor

    State(s) Licensed
    NJ, TX,
    Location

    Tomball/Houston

    Website
    https://connect.thrivent.com/bruce-abrams
    Phone
    713-201-7989
    Julia Gardner

    Julia Gardner

    Following a lengthy career in sales/marketing, Julia joined Steve in his practice in 2018 after several years as a Community Engagement Leader for Thrivent in the Dallas-Fort Worth market. Julia's work focuses on the client experience, including client engagement and member benefit information-sharing, specifically Thrivent Action Teams® and Choice Dollars® programs.

    Julia and her husband, Jon, have 4 children and 8 grandchildren. She enjoys volunteering in her community, decorating for holidays, and his busy checking items off her 'bucket list' - especially travel.

    Title

    Insurance Office Professional

    Location

    Tyler, Texas

    Phone
    903-939-8711
    Sara Steinbrueck

    Sara Steinbrueck

    Joining our team as Office Professional in early 2022, Sara Steinbrueck serves as another set of dependable and reliable hands in the office. Sara assists our team with meeting scheduling, preparation, and overall organization with the ultimate goal of creating an excellent customer experience. Most recently, she assisted in a big way with our office move after 20+ years in the old location.

    Sara and her husband Paul have two daughters. In her spare time, Sara enjoys gardening, cooking, reading, and traveling with her family, as well as ‘spirited’ family game nights!

    Title

    Office Professional

    Location

    Tyler, Texas

    Phone
    903-939-8711