About Drew Gerling

I became a Wealth Advisor at Thrivent Financial because I wanted the challenge of helping people be wise with their money and achieve their goals all while working at a company that exists solely for the benefit of its members. I thoroughly enjoy the journey that I take with my clients as we sit down and evaluate their current financial situation, understand their goals and figure out how we are going to get there, wisely, together. For over two decades at Thrivent I have prided myself on continuing my professional education to ensure that I can be the best resource for my clients and guide them through challenging and sometimes confusing times in life to find a better place financially. I have earned a master’s degree in financial services and I’m also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional. I’m married to my wife Louisa, a Kindergarten teacher in the Minnetonka School district and we have two children, Jack and Emmy. Marco and Parker are our family's yellow labs.

Giving Back To The West Metro Area

  • On-call firefighter of the City of Golden Valley
  • Board Member, Lake Minnetonka Chapter of Ducks Unlimited
  • Volunteer Command Pilot, Angel Flight Central
  • Volunteer Special Needs Scuba Diving Instructor, Diving a Dream

Education & Accomplishments

  • Minnetonka High School
  • Bachelor of Arts, Luther College, Decorah, IA
  • Master of Science, The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Certified Financial Planner ®
  • Chartered Financial Consultant ®
  • Chartered Life Underwriter ®
  • Retirement Income Certified Professional ®
  • Chartered Advisor of Philanthropy ®
  • Life & Health Insurance Licenses
  • FINRA Series 7 General Series Securities Representative