About Ryan Eaves

My wife, Sara, and I met in 2008 at our church, Calvary Baptist Church, in Normal, IL and 'tied the knot' on September 22, 2012. We have been overwhelmed by the grace of God through our five-year-old son, Oliver. We are honored we get to parent our adventurous, outdoor-loving, ‘100% Boy’, mud and puddle seeking bundle of joy! We also have a golden-doodle, Liza, and two outdoor cats, Eeny and Miny (Yes, at one time there was Eeny, Meenie, Miny and Moe!)

I graduated from Heartland Community College with an Associates in Arts degree in May 2009. Shortly after my graduation, I traveled with a band full-time as a year-long missions’ trip with CTI Music Ministries out of Willmar, MN. We traveled from upstate New York to LA to Seattle, in addition to Toronto Canada area and Taipei, Taiwan. Though I had originally planned to further my education after this, God opened other doors and I began my career in the financial industry working as a part-time teller at Regions Bank. I worked my way to a full-time banker and eventual Branch Manager with Commerce Bank.




·       Spending time with my family

·       Travelling

·       Home remodeling projects

·       Woodworking and building custom décor

·       Videography

·       Playing the drums

·       Finding ways to serve and give back to my local community in Carlock, IL

Investing in Bloomington-Normal and Carlock

·       Active member at Tri-Valley Baptist Church

·       Co-Lead with my wife, Valley Junction--Children's Ministry at TVBC

·       Carlock Community Club - Treasurer

·       Volunteer - Midwest Food Bank


There are many things that excite me about being a Financial Professional at Thrivent, but I am most excited that I get to help people alleviate, reduce or even eliminate some of the money stresses that they face by working together to create a strong financial strategy. 

As Mark Twain says, “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” This resonates so much with me because the opportunity to collaborate with Christians to help take the next step in their financial strategy doesn’t feel like work to me, it is a ministry.

Heart of Illinois Associates

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.

Want to pursue lifelong dreams — while supporting people and causes you care about? With our guidance, you can get there. Tell us where you're at today. Driven by your goals and values, we'll draw on our industry expertise to help you map out a path to a more secure financial future.

Heart of Illinois Associates

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