About Mark Schlueter
Looking back, the path Janet and I took in life was a true blessing. My parents instilled a strong work ethic in me and taught me how to live in the Christian faith, raising me in rural Nebraska. I spent a lot of time exploring the creeks and rivers of Nebraska, hiking, and camping many weekends. The love of the outdoors led me to South Dakota State University where I studied Parks Management and received a bachelor’s degree. I was hired by South Dakota Game Fish & Parks as a Park Ranger/Game Warden and worked out of Newton Hills State Park. Learning the ropes of Law Enforcement led me to the South Dakota Highway Patrol where I was a drug canine handler for 8 years.
My passions outside of work include hunting, boating, playing tennis and working on our acreage. I spend most of my weekends outside regardless of the weather with my German Shephard/Lab mix, Theo.
My Thrivent career started when I was recruited by a friend in the industry that also used to be a State Trooper. We have since built a team and call ourselves Clarity Wealth Consultants.
Janet and I were married in 2001 and have four teenage daughters. People always comment on how different they look as they all have different colors of hair. We spend most of our time at volleyball, basketball, and soccer games. On the weekends in the summer, we spend our time at the lake on our boat. We have a family lake cabin on Lake Poinsett in South Dakota. We have been taking some great family vacations over the past several years to places like Cuba, California, Texas, Florida, and an RV trip in 2020 to 14 different states.
Janet and I have worked together at Thrivent for many years and enjoy every minute of it. We have built many relationships around trust and accountability. We have many more years to continue this practice and are looking forward to every moment.
- Doing an Action Team supporting LifeScape's mission to empower people with disabilities.
- Supporting SD Guardianship with National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
- Table Host for the Compass Center's annual fundraising event to end domestic violence
- Active member of Peace Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls
- Participant in the Buddy Walk for New Directions Down Syndrome Association
- Global Village Team Leader for Habitat for Humanity International.
- Supporting the North Central Chapter of Paralyzed American Veterans
Education & Accomplishments
- Bachelor of science degree from the Ag Department at South Dakota State University
- Life and Health Insurance Licenses
- FINRA Series 65 Uniform Investment Advisor
- FINRA Series 07 General Securities Representative
Meet My Team
Clarity Wealth Consultants
I grew up on an acreage near Canton, South Dakota, in a family that taught me hard work and integrity. Following high school, I attended Augustana University where I studied business and pursued my interest in music by playing flute in the Concert Band. After graduating with a degree in Accounting and Business Administration, I worked in the investment industry doing accounting and performance analysis of investment portfolios.
After we had four daughters and Mark became established at Thrivent, we saw the opportunity for me to use those skills in the office while also managing the busy schedule of a family of six. This arrangement has been a huge blessing for our family. I really enjoy the details and organization of overseeing the managed brokerage accounts. My work is mainly behinds the scenes, but I enjoy meeting the clients when I have the opportunity.
Attending the girls’ events and spending time with family are my favorite things to do outside of work. At Peace Lutheran Church, I’m involved with the confirmation program, and I also get the opportunity to play my flute occasionally. A weekly Bible study provides fellowship and helps me grow in my faith. I’m an avid reader and especially enjoy historical fiction. I took up running as an adult and enjoy the challenge of training for and running races. I try to run a couple half marathons each year, and I’ve completed two full marathons. I ran the Twin Cities Marathon twice, once in 1999 and then twenty years later in 2019. I hope to run some destination races in the future.
Securities Office Professional