About Narrow Gate Group

We are a planning first firm, meaning that we value long-term relationships and always seek to work with a comprehensive outlook. Our team is comprised of CFP® practitioners and CKA® advisors so that we can offer the expertise needed to provide tailored advice grounded in Biblical principles.

Lee Ficken

Lee Ficken

CFP®, ChFC®, RICP®, CKA®

With his family having over 55 years of combined experience at Thrivent, you could say Lee was born for this role.

He joined Thrivent immediately following graduating from Vanderbilt University, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Always learning, he's obtained multiple credentials including CFP®, ChFC®, CKA®, and RICP. While he enjoys the numbers side of financial planning, the real joy is supporting clients’ stewardship and meaning through clarity of their financial plan.

Lee and his wife Meredith live in The Nations neighborhood with their sons Aaron and Max. Meredith is a Principal Consultant at Nashville-based InfoWorks.

When not in the office Lee stays busy getting outdoors and trying beat his brother Luke in a round of golf (still winless for those keeping score). Meredith and Lee enjoy travelling, hiking, skiing, and time with family.

Roots for: Vanderbilt Commodores, even during football season

Title

Wealth Advisor

State(s) Licensed
AL, AR Insurance Lic. #16723934 , CA Insurance Lic. #4113728 , CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV,
Website
https://connect.thrivent.com/lee-ficken
Phone
615-266-2548
    Luke Ficken

    Luke Ficken

    CFP®, FIC, CLTC®, BFA™, CEPA

    Title

    Financial Associate

    State(s) Licensed
    AK, AL, AR Insurance Lic. #14764856 , AZ, CA Insurance Lic. #0K72257 , CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY,
    Website
    https://connect.thrivent.com/luke-ficken
    Phone
    615-604-0514
      Kevin Kostyk

      Kevin Kostyk

      FIC, BFA™

      Title

      Financial Advisor

      State(s) Licensed
      AL, CA Insurance Lic. #4355347 , CO, DC, FL, GA, IN, KS, MD, MN, MO, NC, NY, SC, TN, TX, UT,
      Website
      https://connect.thrivent.com/kevin-kostyk
      Phone
      615-551-5507
        Timothy Lampley

        Timothy Lampley

        CFP®, FIC, CLTC®

        With a ministry and banking background, Thrivent was a natural fit allowing Tim to serve Christians as they seek to live a life of contentment and generosity. Tim is a CFP® professional with seven years of experience at Thrivent. The lasting client friendships Tim has been able to make are evidence that he was called for this purpose.

        Tim and his wife, Lisa, have been married for a decade now! Lisa is a Senior Account Manager for OneDigital. They live in the small town of Nolensville, where they are raising their two kids, Ezra and Vera. They enjoy traveling to new places together, but often find themselves back at the beach. Most evenings you will find them at a park playing on the playground or riding their bikes around the neighborhood.

        Tim has a passion for sports, from baseball to football to hockey. If he’s not at a Predators game, he’s probably injuring himself playing pick-up basketball or rec-league softball. He also loves traveling to see new sports stadiums. He recently completed his bucket list of traveling to every MLB stadium. Though his favorite team is the 2021 World Series Champion Atlanta Braves, he admits his favorite park is Fenway Park.

        Roots for: Tennessee Vols and Savannah Bananas

        Title

        Associate

        State(s) Licensed
        AL, KY, MS, TN, TX, WI,
        Website
        https://connect.thrivent.com/timothy-lampley
        Phone
        615-306-7734
          Jack Ficken

          Jack Ficken

          FICF, FIC, RICP®

          Title

          Financial Associate

          State(s) Licensed
          AL, AR Insurance Lic. #2804331 , AZ, FL, GA, IN, KS, KY, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NV, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA,
          Website
          https://connect.thrivent.com/jack-ficken
          Phone
          615-266-2548
            Andrew Varnedoe

            Andrew Varnedoe

            CFP®, CKA®, CIMA®

            Andrew and his wife Bekah live south of Nashville with their 16-month-old daughter Emery, and their energetic lab Simba. Bekah currently works as a nurse when she is not busy keeping tabs on their increasingly mobile daughter! In their limited free time, they enjoy getting outdoors, visiting new restaurants, and spending time on their family farm where they can distance themselves from the outside world and enjoy an undistracted, beautiful sunset.

            Andrew graduated from Belmont with an accounting degree and decided to pursue financial planning to merge his desire for personal relationships and focus on numbers. In January of 2020, he joined forces with the Narrow Gate Group to cultivate his goal to assist people in managing their money effectively and according to Biblical principles. Driven by his desire to build lasting relationships, Andrew seeks to bring financial clarity to each person’s unique situation. He obtained his CFP® certification to continue to grow his expertise of financial matters and his CKA® designation to further grow in knowledge on how to apply Biblical principles to financial planning.

            Roots for: Alabama football. Roll tide!

            Title

            Financial Associate

            State(s) Licensed
            MO, NC, TN,
            Website
            https://connect.thrivent.com/andrew-varnedoe
            Phone
            615-266-2548
              Stephanie Hughes

              Stephanie Hughes

              Title

              Office Professional

              Phone
              6152662548
                Rains Wall

                Rains Wall

                Rains met his wife Christie at church in Nashville in 2018. They now live east of town with their 2-year-old son, Jonah and are expecting a girl later this year! He toured in the Christian music industry for 10 years with artists such as Sidewalk Prophets, Rhett Walker, and many others. Through his travels, he had the privilege to explore cities all over the US and enjoyed finding the best coffee shop wherever he went. He now enjoys making pumpkin spice lattes with Christie and Jonah with their espresso machine at home.

                During his years as a professional musician, he found a lack of resources when it came to financial and retirement planning in the music industry. This inspired him to further grow his expertise to help those around him.

                Rains is passionate about building relationships and healthy financial planning. Rains’ father, David, was a successful financial advisor and is now in full time ministry. Growing up with these values, Rains is looking to combine financial expertise with his faith as a foundation. He joined Thrivent in January of 2022 and is working towards his CFP® designation.

                Roots for: Brad Paisley

                Title

                Associate

                Phone
                6152662548