About Scot Kretzschmar

No matter what your financial goals, achieving them requires preparation. Whether you are just starting out in your career or are preparing for retirement, I’ll use my extensive experience in retirement planning, investing, and college planning to assess your situation and develop a financial strategy designed exclusively for you.

I am proud to be a recipient of the Five Star Wealth Manager Award in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024. The Five Star Wealth Manager award program is the largest and most widely published award program in the financial services industry. The Award recognizes wealth managers for their commitment to providing quality services to their clients. The award is based on an in-depth research process that incorporates peer and firm feedback, as well as objective criteria such as client retention rates, client assets administered, industry experience, and regulatory history. This year 4,280 Twin Cities-area wealth managers were considered for the award, 637 (15% of candidates) were named 2024 Five Star Wealth Managers. For additional disclosures and methodology on this award, please visit https://fivestarprofessional.com/Search/Index?r=MSP&p=WM

I joined Thrivent over 14 years ago. I was drawn in by their ability to integrate faith and finance, and I was hooked by their motto of being wise with money and living generously.

Beyond this, I was impressed by their competitive products and services that allow members to reach their financial goals and have financial confidence about their future. I am inspired by the life change members experience by joining the Thrivent family and by placing their finances in line with their faith. One of my greatest joys in life is spending time with my wife and five kids. I enjoy coaching my kid’s sports teams, and spending time outdoors.

Living generously in the South Metro

  • Lakeville Area Chamber Foundations Board Member
  • Member of the Lakeville Chamber of Commerce Business Education Committee
  • Habitat for Humanity volunteer
  • Coach of local youth sports teams
  • Feed My Starving Children volunteer

Education & Accomplishments

  • FIC (Fraternal Insurance Counselor)
  • Masters in Business Administration, Augsburg College
  • RICP (Retirement Income Certified Professional), The American College of Financial Services
  • CLTC (Certification in Long-Term Care)
  • FINRA Series 7- General Securities Representative
  • FINRA Series 66- Uniform Combined State Law
  • Life & Health Insurance Licenses
  • Advisor in Thrivent's College Planning Program
  • 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 Five Star Professional Award. For additional disclosures and methodology on this award, please visit https://fivestarprofessional.com/search/index?r=MSP&p=WM

Burnsville Office

Voyageur Consultants

Voyageur Consultants

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.

Our Mission Statement: We help our clients navigate their financial journey to live with purpose and clarity.


Team Practice


3000 County Rd. 42, Ste. 201 Burnsville, MN 55337

    Tina Peterson

    Tina Peterson

    Tina has worked for Scot and the team in the Burnsville Office since 2019. She enjoys helping to make sure they have a smooth and efficient running practice. She has a wide range of duties from clients scheduling, meeting prep and follow up, to planning client events for all to enjoy. She is often the first person clients see when they come to the office, always greeting them with a smile.

    She has been married to Brett since 1995. They have two adult children and currently lives in Lakeville, MN (although she grew up in SE Washington State and has lived in Philadelphia, Boston, Kansas City and Washington DC over the years as well). Tina enjoys supporting her kids in their activities and sports, hiking, running outside and is learning to enjoy yoga! 


    Office Professional

      Chris Johnson

      Chris Johnson

      Chris began his career at Thrivent as an intern for Scot Kretzschmar in 2021. He had such a great experience in his internship that when he graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities he decided to get fully licensed and join Scot’s team Voyageur Consultants as a financial advisor. Since then Chris and Scot work closely together leveraging each other’s various strengths to deliver the best possible experience for their clients.


      Chris has lived in Minnesota his whole life, growing up in Lakeville and now living in a house in Plymouth. Living in Minnesota has made Chris into a long-suffering MN sports fan; especially for the Vikings, Timberwolves, and Golden Gophers. If Chris could be anywhere, it would be in his seat at U.S. Bank Stadium where he and his family have Vikings season tickets.”


      Financial Advisor