My purpose at Thrivent is to help people understand their current financial picture, what their financial goals are, and guide them along the journey between those two points. It is my commitment to use understandable language and illustrations so that the client is not only understanding what is being said, but understanding to the point of being in control of the process. My job is to teach clients what is going on and help them control what they can and manage what they can't. My wife Beth and I are members of First UMC in Hershey Pennsylvania. We participate in the music ministry of the church and are very active in mission work in Ukraine.