Laramey was born and raised in South Central Missouri the son of a working-class rural family. He now lives on a small parcel of ground near Sweet Springs Missouri with his wife Mandy, son Avery, and daughter Emma. Laramey is a graduate of Drury University in Springfield Missouri where he studied leadership and education. Laramey’s early career included automotive finance, sales, and leadership, and until coming to Thrivent included service to the industries of defense both here and abroad. The Oil and Gas industry in west Texas, and most recently the Union Pacific Railroad. Laramey is proud to have been “called” to his work at Thrivent and looks forward to a long and rewarding career as a Thrivent Representative helping others “Be Wise With Money” all while living out their faith and impacting the communities in which they live.