About Midwest 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.
Brandon Pedersen

Brandon Pedersen

FIC

Brandon Pedersen - I grew up on a farm outside of Humboldt, Iowa. My parents were both business owners, my dad was a general contractor and my mother worked in agricultural sales. From them I learned the value of hard work and family. I am blessed with a beautiful wife, Allison. We have one daughter, Isla, and we are enjoying our parenthood journey. I am a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, where I studied Economics and Business Management. have been working as a Financial Professional since 2011. I specialize in asset management, retirement distribution planning and tax efficient wealth transfer strategies.

Title

Financial Consultant

State(s) Licensed
AR Insurance Lic. #16884953 , AZ, IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, TX, WI,
Website
https://connect.thrivent.com/brandon-pedersen
Phone
319-232-2171
    Nolan Hovland

    Nolan Hovland

    BFA™

    Title

    Financial Advisor

    State(s) Licensed
    IA, IL, MN, NE, SD,
    Website
    https://connect.thrivent.com/nolan-hovland
    Phone
    507-525-0041
      Nathan Beattie

      Nathan Beattie

      FIC, CLTC®

      Title

      Associate

      State(s) Licensed
      AZ, FL, IA, KS, MN, MO, NC, NE, TX,
      Website
      https://connect.thrivent.com/nathan-beattie
      Phone
      515-777-7111
        Alex Renaud

        Alex Renaud

        FIC, CKA®

        Alex Renaud - Born on a family farm in the small town of Williams, Iowa (400 people). My father farmed with his father and 4 brothers. Between the 5 of them there wasn’t much room on the farm for any more partners, so my siblings and I decided to attend college. I attended University of Northern Iowa, and majored in General Business. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Blake (9 years of marriage), and we have three children (Eli 7, Colette 5, Grayson 3). I have been blessed to be working with Thrivent since 2010, and some of my areas of focus are Agricultural Transition Planning, Business Benefit Planning, and Tax Efficiency Planning. In short, I enjoy helping clients be wise with their money.

        Title

        Financial Advisor

        State(s) Licensed
        AL, AR Insurance Lic. #15827469 , AZ, CA Insurance Lic. #0M02495 , FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, TX, WI,
        Website
        https://connect.thrivent.com/alex-renaud
        Phone
        319-232-2171
          Gabe Groothuis

          Gabe Groothuis

          I was born and raised here in Eastern Iowa. Growing up I worked various odd jobs, started some of my own ventures and always enjoyed helping people find unique solutions to their problems. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a double major and minor in business. Throughout college I was involved with the John Papa-john Entrepreneurial Center, UNI Outdoors and UNI Intramural sports. After graduating I knew I wanted to stay here in the Cedar Valley and I accepted an offer to work here at Thrivent. I enjoy working with professionals, families and business owners as they dream, plan and work to achieve their goals.

          Title

          Financial Advisor

          State(s) Licensed
          FL, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, OH, TX, WA, WI,
          Website
          https://connect.thrivent.com/gabriel-groothuis
          Phone
          319-232-2171
            Amber Swanger

            Amber Swanger

            Title

            Practice Supt Associate

            State(s) Licensed
            IA,
            Phone
            319-232-2171
              Maxine Veatch

              Maxine Veatch

              FIC

              Title

              Associate

              State(s) Licensed
              IA, MN, SD, TX,
              Website
              https://connect.thrivent.com/maxine-veatch
              Phone
              319-266-0701
                Tina Schmit

                Tina Schmit

                Title

                Insurance Office Professional

                Phone
                319-232-2171
                  Kasey Wittmayer

                  Kasey Wittmayer

                  Title

                  Office Professional

                  Phone
                  319-232-2171