Our team

Jeff Olinger
FIC, RICP®, CLTC®, BFA™
Financial Consultant

I spent the first part of my career as a teacher and a basketball coach. At Thrivent, I’m still teaching and coaching—but it’s a different lesson and game. No matter what your financial goals, achieving them requires a game plan. Whether you are just starting out in your career or preparing for retirement, I will advise how to use strategies, solutions, products and investments to help position you for success. 

States Licensed: AZ, CA Insurance Lic. #2120079, FL, IA, IL, KS, MA, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NY, PA, TX, WA, WI

About Jeff Olinger

I spent the first part of my career as a teacher and a basketball coach. At Thrivent, I’m still teaching and coaching—but it’s a different lesson and game. No matter what your financial goals, achieving them requires a game plan. Whether you are just starting out in your career or preparing for retirement, I will advise how to use strategies, solutions, products and investments to help position you for success. 

States Licensed: AZ, CA Insurance Lic. #2120079, FL, IA, IL, KS, MA, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NY, PA, TX, WA, WI
Russell Schouweiler
Financial Advisor

I got into this business to help people. I have been a lifelong learner and former coach and I bring these aspects from my experience to my clients every day. I am a father of three little ones and our family has owned a small business for years. I am ready to help our clients no matter where they are in their life story. 

States Licensed: CO, IA, KS, MA, MN, OH, TX, WI

About Russell Schouweiler

I got into this business to help people. I have been a lifelong learner and former coach and I bring these aspects from my experience to my clients every day. I am a father of three little ones and our family has owned a small business for years. I am ready to help our clients no matter where they are in their life story. 

States Licensed: CO, IA, KS, MA, MN, OH, TX, WI
Amanda Kupka
CDFA®
Financial Advisor

I began my Thrivent career in 2011 working as an office professional and obtained my life and health license in 2012. After five years, I transitioned to a corporate leadership position as community engagement leader. In 2017, I returned to the field and obtained my securities license. I am proud to be part of a team that offers comprehensive financial guidance while providing exceptional service and tailored solutions to those we serve. 

States Licensed: IA, MN, WI

About Amanda Kupka

I began my Thrivent career in 2011 working as an office professional and obtained my life and health license in 2012. After five years, I transitioned to a corporate leadership position as community engagement leader. In 2017, I returned to the field and obtained my securities license. I am proud to be part of a team that offers comprehensive financial guidance while providing exceptional service and tailored solutions to those we serve. 

States Licensed: IA, MN, WI
Jennifer Kreeb
CLF®, ChFC®, FIC, CLTC®
Financial Advisor

I started my Thrivent career in 2004 as a financial professional. In 2007, I was invited to join field leadership and spent the next 12 years leading, growing and developing financial professionals across Eastern Iowa. In 2019, I made the decision to return to the financial advisor role and am honored and thrilled to be back in the role where I began. No matter what financial goals you may have, I enjoy taking the time to build relationships that guide you toward achieving your goals. 

States Licensed: AZ, FL, IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY, SD, TX, WA, WI

About Jennifer Kreeb

I started my Thrivent career in 2004 as a financial professional. In 2007, I was invited to join field leadership and spent the next 12 years leading, growing and developing financial professionals across Eastern Iowa. In 2019, I made the decision to return to the financial advisor role and am honored and thrilled to be back in the role where I began. No matter what financial goals you may have, I enjoy taking the time to build relationships that guide you toward achieving your goals. 

States Licensed: AZ, FL, IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY, SD, TX, WA, WI
Mike Olinger
FIC, CLTC®, BFA™
Financial Advisor

Twenty-six years in the funeral service industry gave me the opportunity to share my gifts as a reliable resource. Those years allowed me to build warm, personal relationships while helping people navigate through difficult-to-discuss topics and situations. As a financial advisor, I have been able to continue sharing valuable advice with our clients. 

States Licensed: AZ, FL, IA, IL, MN, MO, NE, OK, TX, WI

About Mike Olinger

Twenty-six years in the funeral service industry gave me the opportunity to share my gifts as a reliable resource. Those years allowed me to build warm, personal relationships while helping people navigate through difficult-to-discuss topics and situations. As a financial advisor, I have been able to continue sharing valuable advice with our clients. 

States Licensed: AZ, FL, IA, IL, MN, MO, NE, OK, TX, WI
Kari Kibby
CLU®, LUTCF®, FIC, RICP®, CLTC®, BFA™
Financial Consultant

I joined Thrivent in 2007, previously spending 16 years in the medical community. As an office nurse, I helped people take care of their physical health. I am still helping people, except now I am focusing on helping people with their financial health. Life happens and there are so many financial journeys you will be on—my goal is to put a plan in place to help guide you seamlessly through them. I currently work out of two offices, one in Hiawatha and one in Coralville. I would love to meet you at either one to work on your financial strategy. 

States Licensed: AZ, CO, DC, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NM, OR, PA, SD, TX, WA, WI

About Kari Kibby

I joined Thrivent in 2007, previously spending 16 years in the medical community. As an office nurse, I helped people take care of their physical health. I am still helping people, except now I am focusing on helping people with their financial health. Life happens and there are so many financial journeys you will be on—my goal is to put a plan in place to help guide you seamlessly through them. I currently work out of two offices, one in Hiawatha and one in Coralville. I would love to meet you at either one to work on your financial strategy. 

States Licensed: AZ, CO, DC, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NM, OR, PA, SD, TX, WA, WI