About Fountain Financial Group

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. Watch some highlights of our team in action. Packing sack lunches for a ministry that serves our community.

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

CFP®, FIC

I grew up in a missionary family in Papua New Guinea. I graduated from the University of Nebraska, and have been with Thrivent for more than 30 years. As a Wealth Advisor for Thrivent, I specialize in retirement planning, tax efficiencies and estate strategies.

I am an active member of Christ Lutheran Church, where I served as choir director for a time. I also participate in their praise band.

I consider myself blessed, to share my life with my wife Lisa, and my two lovely step-daughters, Rebecca and Sara.

Title

Wealth Advisor

State(s) Licensed
AZ, CA Insurance Lic. #0I16088 , FL, IA, IL, KS, MI, MO, NC, NE, NV, OK, TX, WI,
Website
https://connect.thrivent.com/nathan-smith
Phone
913-642-0551
    Drew Switzer

    Drew Switzer

    FIC, CLTC®

    I enjoy working with our clients and offering guidance to help them find financial clarity and achieve their goals. I assist families, individuals, and small businesses with tax efficient retirement planning and investment management. I can also provide strategies to help protect against life's setbacks with life insurance and disability income insurance.

    I earned a bachelor's degree in soil, environmental and atmospheric sciences, with a minor in mathematics. I worked as a broadcast meteorologist for 10 years for WIBW in Topeka, Kansas. Just ask me about the weather, I'd love to chat.

    My wife, Leslie and I have four children that keep us very busy with sports, scouting and church activities.

    Title

    Financial Consultant

    State(s) Licensed
    AR Insurance Lic. #17330302 , AZ, FL, GA, IA, IL, KS, MA, MI, MO, MS, NC, NM, NV, OK, TX, WI,
    Website
    https://connect.thrivent.com/drew-switzer
    Phone
    913-897-3895
      Tim Zitter

      Tim Zitter

      ChFC®, CASL®, FIC, RICP®

      I have been a financial professional with Thrivent since 2005. I enjoy helping people in all stages of life to develop individualized financial plans that align with their unique goals.

      I grew up in Florida and upstate New York. I attended Rochester Institute of Technology and then entered real estate as an appraiser in Michigan.

      In 2005, I moved to Overland Park Kansas and started work with Thrivent. I worked one on one with clients for the first seven years. I then transitioned to a leadership role, coaching and mentoring financial professionals in the field. I now work with clients as a financial coach.

      I am excited that my wife, Melissa, joined our team as an associate in 2022. My wife Melissa and I have raised six children. In my free time I enjoy woodworking and playing golf.

      Title

      Wealth Advisor

      State(s) Licensed
      CA Insurance Lic. #0G39435 , CO, FL, IA, IL, KS, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, TX, VA, WI,
      Website
      https://connect.thrivent.com/tim-zitter
      Phone
      913-907-0411
        Leon Bauman

        Leon Bauman

        ChFC®, FIC, CLTC®

        I have been with Thrivent for over 23 years and enjoy helping families reach their financial goals. I believe the unique fraternal benefits that Thrivent has to offer, add extra value to my clients. Thrivent members are able to give back to their communities through Thrivent Action Teams, Thrivent Choice Dollars, as well as participate in a number of Thrivent volunteer opportunities.

        My wife Linda, and I live in Olathe, Kansas and have four children. I serve as an ambassador with the Olathe Chamber of Commerce and volunteer with the Starfish Project and Mission Southside.

        Title

        Financial Associate

        State(s) Licensed
        AZ, IA, KS, MO, TX, WI,
        Website
        https://connect.thrivent.com/leon-bauman
        Phone
        913-642-0551
          Jeff Kroenlein

          Jeff Kroenlein

          FIC

          As a financial advisor, I enjoy developing personalized strategies to help people prepare for their future. Through balanced investment portfolios, tax-efficiencies and various family protections, I strive to provide clients with the opportunity to potentially reduce their financial stress and live more enjoyable and generous lives.

          My wife and I have two sons, a daughter and two granddaughters. I am a member of Life Quest Church in Belton, MO and enjoy serving others through various volunteer opportunities.

          Title

          Financial Advisor

          State(s) Licensed
          KS, MO,
          Website
          https://connect.thrivent.com/jeffrey-kroenlein
          Phone
          913-897-3895
            Brandon Shreve

            Brandon Shreve

            CEPA

            I graduated from Valparaiso University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. As an Advisor for Thrivent, I am excited and determined to help families and business owners be intentional about how they manage their financial resources.

            I enjoy living in Lawrence Kansas with my wife Meghan and our two children.

            Title

            Financial Advisor

            State(s) Licensed
            CO, IL, KS, MO,
            Website
            https://connect.thrivent.com/brandon-shreve
            Phone
            913-354-7300
              Robert Boone

              Robert Boone

              CLU®, FIC

              I am a Vietnam veteran and have been with Thrivent since 1995. I enjoy meeting with people to help them plan for their financial future.

              My wife Meredith and I, have two children and two grandchildren. We are active members of Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Lee's Summit MO.

              Title

              Associate

              State(s) Licensed
              FL, IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, SC,
              Website
              https://connect.thrivent.com/robert-boone
              Phone
              913-897-3895
                Heather Ferris

                Heather Ferris

                I grew up in Missouri and moved to Kansas in 2000. I have been in the financial industry since 2006 and have been with Thrivent since 2010. My main role as an Associate is helping clients reach their financial goals while providing the best customer service possible. I enjoy meeting with clients to help them determine a financial plan that is right for them. I specialize in brokerage accounts and managing client portfolios.

                In 2020 I bought a hobby farm and have been learning all about the ups and downs of farm life. I have many different animals and hoping to continue to add to the list in the future. I have 2 children and 3 bonus children. I enjoy traveling, golfing, reading, concerts, sporting events, and tending to my various animals.  

                Title

                Associate

                State(s) Licensed
                AZ, CA Insurance Lic. #4102085 , FL, IA, IL, KS, MO, NE, NV, OK, TX, WI,
                Website
                https://connect.thrivent.com/heather-ferris
                Phone
                913-642-0551
                  Melissa Zitter

                  Melissa Zitter

                  I enjoy working on the Fountain Financial team as an associate. I work closely with brokerage clients on servicing their accounts and providing support for consultants and advisors in our office.

                  My husband Tim and I share six children and make our home in Overland Park Kansas. In our free time, we enjoy exploring and hiking in our country's national parks.

                  Title

                  Associate

                  State(s) Licensed
                  IL, KS, MI, MO, NV, TX,
                  Website
                  https://connect.thrivent.com/melissa-zitter
                  Phone
                  913-642-0551