Ben Carr

CFP®, ChFC®, CASL®, FIC

Financial Advisor

With more than 10 years in the industry, Ben focuses on building actionable financial plans for our clients and excels at explaining complex concepts in an accessible way. He leads the team in our vision and mission to serve humbly, while being forward thinking and devoted to helping you feel good about your finances.

States Licensed: AR Insurance Lic. #11152581, AZ, CA Insurance Lic. #0L61012, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI

About Ben Carr

With more than 10 years in the industry, Ben focuses on building actionable financial plans for our clients and excels at explaining complex concepts in an accessible way. He leads the team in our vision and mission to serve humbly, while being forward thinking and devoted to helping you feel good about your finances.

States Licensed: AR Insurance Lic. #11152581, AZ, CA Insurance Lic. #0L61012, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI

Jennifer Binninger-Gomez

Financial Advisor

Jennifer brings her experience as a planning administrator for our team to the role of Financial Advisor. She is dedicated to her community and aligns with Turnhall Financial Group to serve more people, leading them to be more secure, and guiding them to be more generous. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse and loves to travel and spend time outdoors with her family.

States Licensed: CO, FL, IL, IN, MN, NC, WI

About Jennifer Binninger-Gomez

Jennifer brings her experience as a planning administrator for our team to the role of Financial Advisor. She is dedicated to her community and aligns with Turnhall Financial Group to serve more people, leading them to be more secure, and guiding them to be more generous. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse and loves to travel and spend time outdoors with her family.

States Licensed: CO, FL, IL, IN, MN, NC, WI

Annette Etchison

Financial Advisor

Annette serves her community of LaPorte, IN constantly sharing generosity using her time, talents, and resources to help others in whatever ways they need. Annette started to love the outdoors as an adult, and has completed numerous marathons, half-marathons, 10K’s, and 5K’s, including the Chicago Marathon and the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. When she is not chasing sunflowers or hiking in the mountains with her husband, she enjoys spending time with family, especially her grandson, carrying on the family tradition of playing cards around the kitchen table and laughing until it hurts.

States Licensed: AZ, GA, IL, IN, WI

About Annette Etchison

Annette serves her community of LaPorte, IN constantly sharing generosity using her time, talents, and resources to help others in whatever ways they need. Annette started to love the outdoors as an adult, and has completed numerous marathons, half-marathons, 10K’s, and 5K’s, including the Chicago Marathon and the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. When she is not chasing sunflowers or hiking in the mountains with her husband, she enjoys spending time with family, especially her grandson, carrying on the family tradition of playing cards around the kitchen table and laughing until it hurts.

States Licensed: AZ, GA, IL, IN, WI

Chase Gould

Financial Advisor

As a financial advisor, Chase is dedicated to helping as many people as possible be good stewards with their money, making them more secure. In doing so, he is leading them to a life of generosity. Chase lives and serves the community of Madison, Wisconsin, with his wife and can often be found at High Point Church living out his commitment to generous living.

States Licensed: IL, MN, SD, TN, TX, WI

About Chase Gould

As a financial advisor, Chase is dedicated to helping as many people as possible be good stewards with their money, making them more secure. In doing so, he is leading them to a life of generosity. Chase lives and serves the community of Madison, Wisconsin, with his wife and can often be found at High Point Church living out his commitment to generous living.

States Licensed: IL, MN, SD, TN, TX, WI

Thomas Mueller

Financial Advisor

Coming from a management background in the hospitality industry, Tom knows what it takes to provide exceptional service. With close ties to the community, he is passionate about partnering with you in overseeing your finances.

States Licensed: CT, FL, WI

About Thomas Mueller

Coming from a management background in the hospitality industry, Tom knows what it takes to provide exceptional service. With close ties to the community, he is passionate about partnering with you in overseeing your finances.

States Licensed: CT, FL, WI

Stacie Patchett

FIC, CLTC®

Financial Associate

With more than 15 years at Thrivent, Stacie is highly experienced in helping clients reach their financial goals and map out a path to a more secure financial future. Stacie’s expertise and close ties to the Appleton community make her passionate about the partnerships she forms with her clients.

States Licensed: FL, IA, IL, MD, MI, MN, NE, SC, TX, WI

About Stacie Patchett

With more than 15 years at Thrivent, Stacie is highly experienced in helping clients reach their financial goals and map out a path to a more secure financial future. Stacie’s expertise and close ties to the Appleton community make her passionate about the partnerships she forms with her clients.

States Licensed: FL, IA, IL, MD, MI, MN, NE, SC, TX, WI

Timothy Saeger

ChFC®, FIC, RICP®

Financial Advisor

Tim is passionate about helping people live abundantly and give generously. As a family, Tim, his wife, Connie, and two children can be found playing sports, especially ice hockey, cooking together, traveling and always trying new things. As an active member of the community, Tim serves in numerous ways, on multiple boards, including Above & Beyond Children’s Museum and the Chamber of Commerce. He is also involved in the REINS Equestrian Therapy Program, Habitat For Humanity Lakeside, Nourish Farms, and the Rotary Club. Tim strives to be a positive influence in people’s stories and is happiest when he is helping others reach their highest potential.

States Licensed: AR Insurance Lic. #13566453, CA Insurance Lic. #4049421, FL, GA, IL, MI, NC, PA, WI

About Timothy Saeger

Tim is passionate about helping people live abundantly and give generously. As a family, Tim, his wife, Connie, and two children can be found playing sports, especially ice hockey, cooking together, traveling and always trying new things. As an active member of the community, Tim serves in numerous ways, on multiple boards, including Above & Beyond Children’s Museum and the Chamber of Commerce. He is also involved in the REINS Equestrian Therapy Program, Habitat For Humanity Lakeside, Nourish Farms, and the Rotary Club. Tim strives to be a positive influence in people’s stories and is happiest when he is helping others reach their highest potential.

States Licensed: AR Insurance Lic. #13566453, CA Insurance Lic. #4049421, FL, GA, IL, MI, NC, PA, WI

Travis Schumann

Financial Advisor

Travis brings innovation and fresh ideas to the Turnhall Financial Group team and a passion for helping people achieve their financial goals. He loves a night at home watching movies with his wife and sons as much as traveling the world, and he is committed to making the Appleton community home. Travis is a great financial partner, ready to help with whatever life brings next.

States Licensed: CA Insurance Lic. #4100079, CO, CT, IN, MN, NE, OH, SC, TX, WI

About Travis Schumann

Travis brings innovation and fresh ideas to the Turnhall Financial Group team and a passion for helping people achieve their financial goals. He loves a night at home watching movies with his wife and sons as much as traveling the world, and he is committed to making the Appleton community home. Travis is a great financial partner, ready to help with whatever life brings next.

States Licensed: CA Insurance Lic. #4100079, CO, CT, IN, MN, NE, OH, SC, TX, WI

Steven Sievers

FIC

Financial Advisor

Steve brings years of experience and a deep connection with Cedarburg to Turnhall Financial Group. Before becoming a financial advisor, Steve taught second grade at First Immanuel Lutheran School and continues that passion for teaching and service into his role helping people reach their goals. He uses a unique, holistic planning approach to have a positive impact in his client’s lives, the community, and the world. When Steve is not helping others, he is spending time snow skiing or water skiing with his family. He also holds the Guinness World Record for most barefoot water skiers behind a boat and for the largest human water ski pyramid.

States Licensed: FL, IA, NV, WI

About Steven Sievers

Steve brings years of experience and a deep connection with Cedarburg to Turnhall Financial Group. Before becoming a financial advisor, Steve taught second grade at First Immanuel Lutheran School and continues that passion for teaching and service into his role helping people reach their goals. He uses a unique, holistic planning approach to have a positive impact in his client’s lives, the community, and the world. When Steve is not helping others, he is spending time snow skiing or water skiing with his family. He also holds the Guinness World Record for most barefoot water skiers behind a boat and for the largest human water ski pyramid.

States Licensed: FL, IA, NV, WI

Jeremy Sperl

BFA™

Financial Advisor

Jeremy is committed to impacting his community, serving on multiple community boards, and being an active member of his hometown church. He also coaches swim and soccer and enjoys time at the gym and the pool. In addition, Jeremy walks alongside his clients during times of celebration and tragedy to help them celebrate all they have received and remember generosity in all of life. Jeremy can usually be at the lake during his downtime with his wife and two daughters.

States Licensed: FL, WI

About Jeremy Sperl

Jeremy is committed to impacting his community, serving on multiple community boards, and being an active member of his hometown church. He also coaches swim and soccer and enjoys time at the gym and the pool. In addition, Jeremy walks alongside his clients during times of celebration and tragedy to help them celebrate all they have received and remember generosity in all of life. Jeremy can usually be at the lake during his downtime with his wife and two daughters.

States Licensed: FL, WI

Steven Brinkman

BFA™

Financial Advisor

States Licensed: TX, WI

About Steven Brinkman

States Licensed: TX, WI

Mark Henry

FIC

Financial Associate

States Licensed: AZ, FL, TX, WI

About Mark Henry

States Licensed: AZ, FL, TX, WI

Ian Cole

Associate

Ian is dedicated to helping people live a life of generosity and, alongside meeting with clients, is helping our Meeting Preparation Team run smoothly and efficiently. He enjoys a good book with a French-Press coffee in Riverside Park as much as he does getting his hands dirty in the Vegetable garden. Ian is happiest when he can freely give all he has received and inspire others to do the same.

States Licensed: FL, IL, IN, KY, MI, NC, NY, OH, PA, VA, WI

About Ian Cole

Ian is dedicated to helping people live a life of generosity and, alongside meeting with clients, is helping our Meeting Preparation Team run smoothly and efficiently. He enjoys a good book with a French-Press coffee in Riverside Park as much as he does getting his hands dirty in the Vegetable garden. Ian is happiest when he can freely give all he has received and inspire others to do the same.

States Licensed: FL, IL, IN, KY, MI, NC, NY, OH, PA, VA, WI

Benjamin Wolfe

Associate

Ben is a member of our Meeting Preparation Team, helping us offer quality plans for our reps. He is also meeting directly with clients and helping them to be more secure in order to be more generous.

States Licensed: AZ, IL, IN, MI, NM, OH, WI

About Benjamin Wolfe

Ben is a member of our Meeting Preparation Team, helping us offer quality plans for our reps. He is also meeting directly with clients and helping them to be more secure in order to be more generous.

States Licensed: AZ, IL, IN, MI, NM, OH, WI

Megan Weigand

Operations Manager

Megan supervises all business operations and is part of our Leadership Team. She develops processes and gets the right information to the right staff members, ensuring everything runs smoothly. In her free time, Megan loves seeing live music with family and friends.

About Megan Weigand

Megan supervises all business operations and is part of our Leadership Team. She develops processes and gets the right information to the right staff members, ensuring everything runs smoothly. In her free time, Megan loves seeing live music with family and friends.

Emily Smith

Associate

Emily is the point person on our Meeting Preparation Team and is also a member of the Leadership Team. She continues training to become a paraplanner which will help the team’s capacity in creating effective financial plans. She is also an Excel master and helps keep client data organized. Emily is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire and loves to spend time near the campfire with her family.

States Licensed: KY, MI, OH, WI

About Emily Smith

Emily is the point person on our Meeting Preparation Team and is also a member of the Leadership Team. She continues training to become a paraplanner which will help the team’s capacity in creating effective financial plans. She is also an Excel master and helps keep client data organized. Emily is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire and loves to spend time near the campfire with her family.

States Licensed: KY, MI, OH, WI

Bree Talbot

Insurance Office Professional

Bree sets the direction of our Application and Documents Team and is also a member of our Leadership Team. With thirteen years at the Thrivent home office and implementing the “field support navigator” program, Bree offers first-hand experience to her new role, meeting with financial advisors and her team to achieve better efficiency, improve workflow, and facilitate training. In addition, Bree loves enjoying the outdoors with her husband, two kids, and yellow lab, creating memorable experiences whether it involves karaoke, live music, entertaining at the “gar bar,” or sharing clever puns over a cup of coffee.

About Bree Talbot

Bree sets the direction of our Application and Documents Team and is also a member of our Leadership Team. With thirteen years at the Thrivent home office and implementing the “field support navigator” program, Bree offers first-hand experience to her new role, meeting with financial advisors and her team to achieve better efficiency, improve workflow, and facilitate training. In addition, Bree loves enjoying the outdoors with her husband, two kids, and yellow lab, creating memorable experiences whether it involves karaoke, live music, entertaining at the “gar bar,” or sharing clever puns over a cup of coffee.

Amberlee Bratcher

Office Professional

Amberlee has years of experience as a Commodity Broker. She uses this attention to detail and dedication to helping people as a member of our Meeting Preparation Team. While a longtime midwest resident, she has never forgotten her roots. Amberlee, her husband, four children, and at least half a dozen other family members gather weekly for family dinner.

About Amberlee Bratcher

Amberlee has years of experience as a Commodity Broker. She uses this attention to detail and dedication to helping people as a member of our Meeting Preparation Team. While a longtime midwest resident, she has never forgotten her roots. Amberlee, her husband, four children, and at least half a dozen other family members gather weekly for family dinner.

Heidi Christophersen

Insurance Office Professional

Heidi joined Thrivent in 2012 and is a member of our Applications and Documents Team. With more than 25 years of operations experience, she helps execute the necessary paperwork for clients to achieve their financial goals. In her free time, Heidi enjoys spending time with her husband and their two daughters. She is a resident of Cedarburg and loves gardening, cooking, and antiquing. Heidi and her family attend Christ Alone Lutheran Church in Thiensville.

About Heidi Christophersen

Heidi joined Thrivent in 2012 and is a member of our Applications and Documents Team. With more than 25 years of operations experience, she helps execute the necessary paperwork for clients to achieve their financial goals. In her free time, Heidi enjoys spending time with her husband and their two daughters. She is a resident of Cedarburg and loves gardening, cooking, and antiquing. Heidi and her family attend Christ Alone Lutheran Church in Thiensville.

Krista Kuehl

Office Professional

Krista is a part of our Application and Documents Team and is excited to help clients achieve their financial goals. Krista has a lifelong passion for horses and has been a trainer for ten years. She can often be found riding, training, and showing horses. Her favorite places to go are Cedar Valley Cheese for its famous string cheese and Amy’s Candy for its caramel apples.

About Krista Kuehl

Krista is a part of our Application and Documents Team and is excited to help clients achieve their financial goals. Krista has a lifelong passion for horses and has been a trainer for ten years. She can often be found riding, training, and showing horses. Her favorite places to go are Cedar Valley Cheese for its famous string cheese and Amy’s Candy for its caramel apples.

Chelsey Lyons

Office Professional

Chelsey is a vital component to the success of Financial Associate Stacie Patchett and our Appleton Branch. She serves clients scheduling and preparing for appointments, preparing paperwork and applications, and maintaining our extensive list of financial plans. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay and enjoys spending time with her family, which includes many nieces and nephews.

About Chelsey Lyons

Chelsey is a vital component to the success of Financial Associate Stacie Patchett and our Appleton Branch. She serves clients scheduling and preparing for appointments, preparing paperwork and applications, and maintaining our extensive list of financial plans. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay and enjoys spending time with her family, which includes many nieces and nephews.

Kaitlyn Mazza

Marketing Coordinator

Kaitlyn brings her digital strategy expertise and design savvy to an often-underutilized area in financial services companies. She is a graduate of Concordia University with a degree in graphic design and multimedia communication. Kaitlyn develops and executes marketing strategies for Turnhall Financial Group.

About Kaitlyn Mazza

Kaitlyn brings her digital strategy expertise and design savvy to an often-underutilized area in financial services companies. She is a graduate of Concordia University with a degree in graphic design and multimedia communication. Kaitlyn develops and executes marketing strategies for Turnhall Financial Group.

Amy McCormick

Office Professional

Amy assists with planning by organizing financial data and entering it into tools. She is utilizing her background in tax prep and finance to support the progress into more intensive planning for our team. Amy enjoys staying active and going to Wisconsin Badger games.

About Amy McCormick

Amy assists with planning by organizing financial data and entering it into tools. She is utilizing her background in tax prep and finance to support the progress into more intensive planning for our team. Amy enjoys staying active and going to Wisconsin Badger games.

James Meyer

Office Professional

Jim has been with Thrivent helping Christians be more secure with their own personal and family financial strategies since 1983 and is a Philanthropic Relationship Manager working closely with Habitat for Humanity–Ozaukee. He is passionate about working with Habitat for Humanity–Ozaukee and giving back to the community. Jim has participated in a Thrivent and Habitat partnership trip to El Salvador and participated in many local builds and repairs. He lives in Mequon with his wife, Kristine, and has three grown children and three grandchildren. He and his wife are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton. In his free time, Jim enjoys golfing, hiking, and fishing.

About James Meyer

Jim has been with Thrivent helping Christians be more secure with their own personal and family financial strategies since 1983 and is a Philanthropic Relationship Manager working closely with Habitat for Humanity–Ozaukee. He is passionate about working with Habitat for Humanity–Ozaukee and giving back to the community. Jim has participated in a Thrivent and Habitat partnership trip to El Salvador and participated in many local builds and repairs. He lives in Mequon with his wife, Kristine, and has three grown children and three grandchildren. He and his wife are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton. In his free time, Jim enjoys golfing, hiking, and fishing.

Reece Roubic

Associate

Reece remembers a quote he heard as a child, “A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they will never sit,” and approaches his work with our Meeting Preparation Team with much the same sentiment. If he isn’t playing soccer or enjoying a meal at his favorite hometown restaurant, Toulouse Cajun,” he is probably watching Kentuck Basketball, bourbon in hand. Reece also enjoys fostering animals with his girlfriend Olivia and believes that generosity is offering people support with true selflessness.

About Reece Roubic

Reece remembers a quote he heard as a child, “A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they will never sit,” and approaches his work with our Meeting Preparation Team with much the same sentiment. If he isn’t playing soccer or enjoying a meal at his favorite hometown restaurant, Toulouse Cajun,” he is probably watching Kentuck Basketball, bourbon in hand. Reece also enjoys fostering animals with his girlfriend Olivia and believes that generosity is offering people support with true selflessness.

Paul Tuttle

Associate

Paul has over ten years of experience and bolsters the expertise of our Meeting Preparation team as an Associate. He spends as much time as he can exploring his hometown of Eastport, NY, which his family founded, and enjoys spending time outdoors, hunting and fishing. Otherwise, Paul loves the New York Mets and Notre Dame football, especially when they beat Purdue. Paul believes that simplifying someone’s financial matters to help move them forward on the path they wish to go on leads to a life of generosity.

About Paul Tuttle

Paul has over ten years of experience and bolsters the expertise of our Meeting Preparation team as an Associate. He spends as much time as he can exploring his hometown of Eastport, NY, which his family founded, and enjoys spending time outdoors, hunting and fishing. Otherwise, Paul loves the New York Mets and Notre Dame football, especially when they beat Purdue. Paul believes that simplifying someone’s financial matters to help move them forward on the path they wish to go on leads to a life of generosity.

Connor Young

Office Professional

Connor rejoins the Turnhall Financial Group team as a member of the Meeting Preparation Team. He was an intern, and we are excited to have his expertise and humor back in the office. If you see Connor hanging out at Kaiser’s Pizza & Pub in his hometown, ask him to recite a line from the Princess Bride.

About Connor Young

Connor rejoins the Turnhall Financial Group team as a member of the Meeting Preparation Team. He was an intern, and we are excited to have his expertise and humor back in the office. If you see Connor hanging out at Kaiser’s Pizza & Pub in his hometown, ask him to recite a line from the Princess Bride.

Jason Willms

Associate

Jason is a member of our Meeting Preparation Team and is dedicated to interpreting individual financial data and creating strategies that aim to generate value and security for our clients. He graduated with a Master of Science degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and enjoys watching and playing various sports. When he is not watching the Packers and Badgers football games or reliving his days playing lacrosse throughout the Midwest, he is frequently fishing and spending time outdoors with his family.

States Licensed: WI

(262) 421-5467

About Jason Willms

Jason is a member of our Meeting Preparation Team and is dedicated to interpreting individual financial data and creating strategies that aim to generate value and security for our clients. He graduated with a Master of Science degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and enjoys watching and playing various sports. When he is not watching the Packers and Badgers football games or reliving his days playing lacrosse throughout the Midwest, he is frequently fishing and spending time outdoors with his family.

States Licensed: WI

(262) 421-5467

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.