Don Knoernschild

CLU®, FIC

Wealth Advisor

Don started at Thrivent in 1983 and is one our wealth advisors. Don attended Arkansas Tech University and Purdue University–Calumet where he majored in business. Don has enjoyed all aspects of his career, such as helping clients achieve their financial goals. Don has been married to Brenda for 40 years and they have two children: Chelsya Welihindha and Shane Knoernschild. Both Chelsya and John work with Don at Thrivent as part of Pinnacle Financial Advisors. Don enjoys golfing, traveling and time at the lake.

States Licensed: AL, AR Insurance Lic. #832499, AZ, CA Insurance Lic. #0E69897, CO, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI

About Don Knoernschild

Don started at Thrivent in 1983 and is one our wealth advisors. Don attended Arkansas Tech University and Purdue University–Calumet where he majored in business. Don has enjoyed all aspects of his career, such as helping clients achieve their financial goals. Don has been married to Brenda for 40 years and they have two children: Chelsya Welihindha and Shane Knoernschild. Both Chelsya and John work with Don at Thrivent as part of Pinnacle Financial Advisors. Don enjoys golfing, traveling and time at the lake.

States Licensed: AL, AR Insurance Lic. #832499, AZ, CA Insurance Lic. #0E69897, CO, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI

John Knoernschild

CFP®, ChFC®, CAP®, FIC, CKA®

Wealth Advisor

Shane joined the practice in June 2006 and is one of our wealth advisors. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in finance/insurance. Shane has a passion for serving others and helping clients reach their financial goals. Shane and his wife, Stacey, have three children: Griffin, Lynnlee and Whitt. They enjoy golfing, traveling and time at the lake.

States Licensed: AL, AR Insurance Lic. #8101518, AZ, CA Insurance Lic. #0L85564, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI

About John Knoernschild

Shane joined the practice in June 2006 and is one of our wealth advisors. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in finance/insurance. Shane has a passion for serving others and helping clients reach their financial goals. Shane and his wife, Stacey, have three children: Griffin, Lynnlee and Whitt. They enjoy golfing, traveling and time at the lake.

States Licensed: AL, AR Insurance Lic. #8101518, AZ, CA Insurance Lic. #0L85564, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI

David Thielke

FIC

Financial Consultant

David is a financial consultant and joined Thrivent in 2001. He graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a degree in business marketing. David and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for 25 years and have three children: Mia, Grace and Ava. They enjoy spending time with family and going to sporting events.

States Licensed: AR Insurance Lic. #6066124, NC, NM, OK, PA, TX, VA

About David Thielke

David is a financial consultant and joined Thrivent in 2001. He graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a degree in business marketing. David and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for 25 years and have three children: Mia, Grace and Ava. They enjoy spending time with family and going to sporting events.

States Licensed: AR Insurance Lic. #6066124, NC, NM, OK, PA, TX, VA

Hector Felix

CFP®, FIC, CLTC®, CKA®

Financial Advisor

Hector joined the practice in 2016. He graduated from Harding University with a double major in finance and leadership & ministry. He has always enjoyed working with people and numbers, so his work at Thrivent is the perfect fit. When he’s not in the office, he is with his wife, Jill, as they visit every park in Little Rock with their twin two-year-old girls, Allison and Caroline, and newborn girl, Brooklyn.

States Licensed: AR Insurance Lic. #17944622, AZ, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, LA, ME, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA

About Hector Felix

Hector joined the practice in 2016. He graduated from Harding University with a double major in finance and leadership & ministry. He has always enjoyed working with people and numbers, so his work at Thrivent is the perfect fit. When he’s not in the office, he is with his wife, Jill, as they visit every park in Little Rock with their twin two-year-old girls, Allison and Caroline, and newborn girl, Brooklyn.

States Licensed: AR Insurance Lic. #17944622, AZ, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, LA, ME, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA

Michael Videll

FIC, CLTC®

Financial Advisor

Michael joined Pinnacle Financial Advisors in 2016. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is married to TJ and has two children: Samantha and Tod. Michael is very active in his church, serves on several nonprofit boards and committees, and enjoys experiencing the outdoors with family and friends.

States Licensed: AR Insurance Lic. #17869069, FL, GA, MN, MO, MT, OH, OK, PA, TX

About Michael Videll

Michael joined Pinnacle Financial Advisors in 2016. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is married to TJ and has two children: Samantha and Tod. Michael is very active in his church, serves on several nonprofit boards and committees, and enjoys experiencing the outdoors with family and friends.

States Licensed: AR Insurance Lic. #17869069, FL, GA, MN, MO, MT, OH, OK, PA, TX

David Holland

Insurance Supt Associate

States Licensed: AR Insurance Lic. #20034855

(501) 413-9116

About David Holland

States Licensed: AR Insurance Lic. #20034855

(501) 413-9116

Eran Jennings

Associate

Eran joined the practice as an associate in 2018. He graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a degree in communications and from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a degree in business finance. He’s married to Kris and has two young children. The Jennings family enjoys outdoor activities, such as mountain biking, road biking and hiking.

States Licensed: AR Insurance Lic. #18788054

About Eran Jennings

Eran joined the practice as an associate in 2018. He graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a degree in communications and from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a degree in business finance. He’s married to Kris and has two young children. The Jennings family enjoys outdoor activities, such as mountain biking, road biking and hiking.

States Licensed: AR Insurance Lic. #18788054

John Pinkley

CLTC®

Director of Investment Operations

John has been part of the practice since 2003. He attended Arkansas State University–Beebe. He has been in the financial services for more than 21 years. John has two children and one granddaughter. When he is not in the office, John enjoys hunting, fishing, boating and skiing. John is also an active jogger for the serenity of peace and quiet.

States Licensed: AL, AR Insurance Lic. #5323580, LA, MO, OK, TN

About John Pinkley

John has been part of the practice since 2003. He attended Arkansas State University–Beebe. He has been in the financial services for more than 21 years. John has two children and one granddaughter. When he is not in the office, John enjoys hunting, fishing, boating and skiing. John is also an active jogger for the serenity of peace and quiet.

States Licensed: AL, AR Insurance Lic. #5323580, LA, MO, OK, TN

Derek Shelton

Associate

Derek joined the practice in 2014 and is the analyst for our practice. He completed his undergraduate studies at Ball State University, majoring in finance. He then when on to pursue and graduate with a Master of Science degree in international economics and finance from Valparaiso University. As an associate, he is actively analyzing the financial markets. When he is not watching the markets, Derek enjoys finding new local restaurants around central Arkansas.

States Licensed: AR Insurance Lic. #15876384, FL, LA, NC, OK

About Derek Shelton

Derek joined the practice in 2014 and is the analyst for our practice. He completed his undergraduate studies at Ball State University, majoring in finance. He then when on to pursue and graduate with a Master of Science degree in international economics and finance from Valparaiso University. As an associate, he is actively analyzing the financial markets. When he is not watching the markets, Derek enjoys finding new local restaurants around central Arkansas.

States Licensed: AR Insurance Lic. #15876384, FL, LA, NC, OK

Chelsya Welihindha

FIC

Associate

Chelsya joined the practice in 2004 after graduating from the University of Arkansas with a degree in marketing management. She enjoys serving in the community and with her church, New Life Church–West Little Rock. When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her children crafting and doing STEM projects.

States Licensed: AL, AR Insurance Lic. #7700194, LA, OK, TN

About Chelsya Welihindha

Chelsya joined the practice in 2004 after graduating from the University of Arkansas with a degree in marketing management. She enjoys serving in the community and with her church, New Life Church–West Little Rock. When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her children crafting and doing STEM projects.

States Licensed: AL, AR Insurance Lic. #7700194, LA, OK, TN

Designations

For additional information on professional designations and the requirements to earn them, visit https://www.thrivent.com/designations/

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the CFP® certification mark, the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification mark, and the CFP® certification mark (with plaque design) logo in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.