I have been helping people through life changing situations for all of my professional career, first as a pastor and now as a financial planner. I know the importance of listening to people’s goals and dreams in helping to create high level financial plans using the vast resources of Thrivent Financial and beyond. I have had a love of finance and investments since I was young. It started with listening to my grandfather as a child talking about the stock market and reading the Wall Street Journal. I went to college taking classes in management, economics and accounting thinking I would go into personal finance. However, God put a call upon my heart to go into pastoral ministry. It was as a pastor where I first saw the impact Thrivent had in its mission to help people be Wise with Money and Live Generously. Now I am still living out my call to serve God, but doing so as a financial representative.