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, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, 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, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, 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, IL, IN, 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, IL, IN, NC, 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

James Meyer

ChFC®, LUTCF®, CLTC®

Associate

A Thrivent Hall of Fame member* and Life Member – Million Dollar Round Table**, since 1983, Jim has been with Thrivent helping Christians be more secure with their own personal and family financial strategies. He is passionate about working with Habitat for Humanity–Ozaukee and giving back to the community. Jim has taken part in a Thrivent and Habitat partnership trip to El Salvador and also 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 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton. In his free time, Jim enjoys golfing, hiking and fishing.


*Hall of Fame represents long-term commitment to our organization with consistent, successful performance. Financial Professionals qualify for Hall of Fame by achieving at least 20 years of service and by meeting performance goals.


**MDRT is an industry honor based on sales excellence, outstanding client service, ethical conduct and professional knowledge.

States Licensed: CA Insurance Lic. #0B48811, CO, FL, IL, MD, MI, ND, OK, TX, WI

About James Meyer

A Thrivent Hall of Fame member* and Life Member – Million Dollar Round Table**, since 1983, Jim has been with Thrivent helping Christians be more secure with their own personal and family financial strategies. He is passionate about working with Habitat for Humanity–Ozaukee and giving back to the community. Jim has taken part in a Thrivent and Habitat partnership trip to El Salvador and also 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 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton. In his free time, Jim enjoys golfing, hiking and fishing.


*Hall of Fame represents long-term commitment to our organization with consistent, successful performance. Financial Professionals qualify for Hall of Fame by achieving at least 20 years of service and by meeting performance goals.


**MDRT is an industry honor based on sales excellence, outstanding client service, ethical conduct and professional knowledge.

States Licensed: CA Insurance Lic. #0B48811, CO, FL, IL, MD, MI, ND, OK, TX, 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: CT, 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: CT, 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, LA, 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, LA, 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, CT, IL, 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, CT, IL, 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

Steven Brinkman

BFA™

Financial Advisor

States Licensed: TX, WI

(715) 898-2562

About Steven Brinkman

States Licensed: TX, WI

(715) 898-2562

Mark Henry

FIC

Financial Associate

States Licensed: AZ, FL, TX, WI

(715) 358-6318

About Mark Henry

States Licensed: AZ, FL, TX, WI

(715) 358-6318

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. Ben has recently moved to Phoenix but is counting the days to his return to Wisconsin and his communities of Milton and Janesville.

States Licensed: AZ, NM, 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. Ben has recently moved to Phoenix but is counting the days to his return to Wisconsin and his communities of Milton and Janesville.

States Licensed: AZ, NM, 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.

megan.weigand@thrivent.com

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.

megan.weigand@thrivent.com

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: OH, WI

(262) 421-5467

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: OH, WI

(262) 421-5467

Bree Talbot

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.

bree.talbot@thrivent.com

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.

bree.talbot@thrivent.com

Amberlee Bratcher

Office Professional

Amberlee has years of experience helping farmers all across the U.S. manage and market their grains to optimize farm revenue 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 southern roots. You can find Amberlee, her husband, and four children, and at least half-a-dozen other family members gathered each week for family dinner.

amberlee.bratcher@thrivent.com

About Amberlee Bratcher

Amberlee has years of experience helping farmers all across the U.S. manage and market their grains to optimize farm revenue 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 southern roots. You can find Amberlee, her husband, and four children, and at least half-a-dozen other family members gathered each week for family dinner.

amberlee.bratcher@thrivent.com

Heidi Christophersen

Insurance Office Professional

Heidi joined Thrivent in 2012 and has been working with Jim Meyer since August 2014. With more than 25 years of operations experience, she coordinates the daily operations and organization for Jim Meyer and is life and health insurance licensed. 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.

heidi.christophersen@thrivent.com

About Heidi Christophersen

Heidi joined Thrivent in 2012 and has been working with Jim Meyer since August 2014. With more than 25 years of operations experience, she coordinates the daily operations and organization for Jim Meyer and is life and health insurance licensed. 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.

heidi.christophersen@thrivent.com

Krista Kuehl

Office Professional

Krista is part of the Applications and Documents Team at Turnhall Financial Group, and she 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, or just sitting around a campfire with friends.

krista.kuehl@thrivent.com

About Krista Kuehl

Krista is part of the Applications and Documents Team at Turnhall Financial Group, and she 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, or just sitting around a campfire with friends.

krista.kuehl@thrivent.com

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.

chelsey.lyons@thrivent.com

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.

chelsey.lyons@thrivent.com

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.

kaitlyn.mazza@thrivent.com

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.

kaitlyn.mazza@thrivent.com

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.

amy.mccormick@thrivent.com

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.

amy.mccormick@thrivent.com

Brenda Pahl

Insurance Office Professional

With a wealth of industry knowledge, Brenda prepares our team's financial applications and tracks to make sure funding is where it needs to be. She is pursuing licensing for her Series 7 and 66 so that she can expand her scope of serving clients in the future. Brenda enjoys spending time with her four daughters and experiencing the outdoors.

brenda.pahl@thrivent.com

About Brenda Pahl

With a wealth of industry knowledge, Brenda prepares our team's financial applications and tracks to make sure funding is where it needs to be. She is pursuing licensing for her Series 7 and 66 so that she can expand her scope of serving clients in the future. Brenda enjoys spending time with her four daughters and experiencing the outdoors.

brenda.pahl@thrivent.com

Bethany Turner

Office Professional

Bethany is the first face you see when you walk in the door at Turnhall Financial Group’s Cedarburg Office. She is the first point of contact for many of our clients and keeps the ship running smoothly. Bethany describes herself as the 'Loudest Introvert and Quietest Social Butterfly' and has a 'slight obsession' with elephants. When she is not working, or in class, Bethany can be found at her favorite Cedarburg spot, the Java House. Her favorite family memory is homemade fudge with her family on a Mackinac Island vacation.

bethany.turner@thrivent.com

About Bethany Turner

Bethany is the first face you see when you walk in the door at Turnhall Financial Group’s Cedarburg Office. She is the first point of contact for many of our clients and keeps the ship running smoothly. Bethany describes herself as the 'Loudest Introvert and Quietest Social Butterfly' and has a 'slight obsession' with elephants. When she is not working, or in class, Bethany can be found at her favorite Cedarburg spot, the Java House. Her favorite family memory is homemade fudge with her family on a Mackinac Island vacation.

bethany.turner@thrivent.com

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.

jason.willms@thrivent.com

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.

jason.willms@thrivent.com

Allison Wallner

Office Professional

Allison is the face you will see when you visit our Plymouth, Wisconsin office. She is in charge of managing client's needs and engaging in the community for Financial Advisor, Tim Saeger. With a legal secretary certification, experience in interior design, and 200 HR Registered Yoga Teacher certification, Allison has many avenues to partner with clients and the community.

allison.wallner@thrivent.com

About Allison Wallner

Allison is the face you will see when you visit our Plymouth, Wisconsin office. She is in charge of managing client's needs and engaging in the community for Financial Advisor, Tim Saeger. With a legal secretary certification, experience in interior design, and 200 HR Registered Yoga Teacher certification, Allison has many avenues to partner with clients and the community.

allison.wallner@thrivent.com

Jonathan Wordell

Marketing Coordinator

Jonathan brings a unique perspective to the Turnhall Financial Group marketing team. Jonathan grew up in Japan and recently earned his degree from Wisconsin Lutheran College. He is now working to improve an often-overlooked area of the financial services industry. He spends his free time sipping tea and perfecting his penchant for terrible puns with friends and family.

jonathan.wordell@thrivent.com

About Jonathan Wordell

Jonathan brings a unique perspective to the Turnhall Financial Group marketing team. Jonathan grew up in Japan and recently earned his degree from Wisconsin Lutheran College. He is now working to improve an often-overlooked area of the financial services industry. He spends his free time sipping tea and perfecting his penchant for terrible puns with friends and family.

jonathan.wordell@thrivent.com

Connor Young

Office Professional

Connor rejoins Turnhall Financial Group as a member of the Meeting Preparation Team. He previously 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—he can recite the entire movie from memory.

connor.young@thrivent.com

About Connor Young

Connor rejoins Turnhall Financial Group as a member of the Meeting Preparation Team. He previously 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—he can recite the entire movie from memory.

connor.young@thrivent.com

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.