Daniel Demers

FIC, RICP®

Financial Advisor

Dan has been in financial services for 12 years, nine of which have been spent leading the Thrivent Voyage Financial Advisors team. Prior to joining Thrivent, Dan spent time as a college tutor and working in the food service industry. He and his family live in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. He enjoys woodworking, studying educational philosophy and is a car enthusiast. In the summer you’ll likely find him swimming or four-wheeling with his kids.

States Licensed: AZ, CA Insurance Lic. #4116209, FL, IL, MI, MN, NC, OR, SD, TX, WI

daniel.demers@thrivent.com

(715) 544-1122

About Daniel Demers

Dan has been in financial services for 12 years, nine of which have been spent leading the Thrivent Voyage Financial Advisors team. Prior to joining Thrivent, Dan spent time as a college tutor and working in the food service industry. He and his family live in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. He enjoys woodworking, studying educational philosophy and is a car enthusiast. In the summer you’ll likely find him swimming or four-wheeling with his kids.

States Licensed: AZ, CA Insurance Lic. #4116209, FL, IL, MI, MN, NC, OR, SD, TX, WI

daniel.demers@thrivent.com

(715) 544-1122

Ryan Jones

Financial Advisor

Ryan has been in the financial services industry, all with Thrivent, for the past 16 years. Prior to his time in leadership at Thrivent, Ryan spent 5 years in Youth Ministry. He and his family currently reside in Rib Mountain, where they’ve been for the past 10 years. He has a passion for his community and loves helping people unleash their generosity locally. On a sunny day in the summer, you would likely find Ryan spending time with his wife and kids, most likely mountain biking or hiking. 

States Licensed: CA Insurance Lic. #0H83965, CT, MI, MN, NY, WI

ryan.jones@thrivent.com

(715) 544-1122

About Ryan Jones

Ryan has been in the financial services industry, all with Thrivent, for the past 16 years. Prior to his time in leadership at Thrivent, Ryan spent 5 years in Youth Ministry. He and his family currently reside in Rib Mountain, where they’ve been for the past 10 years. He has a passion for his community and loves helping people unleash their generosity locally. On a sunny day in the summer, you would likely find Ryan spending time with his wife and kids, most likely mountain biking or hiking. 

States Licensed: CA Insurance Lic. #0H83965, CT, MI, MN, NY, WI

ryan.jones@thrivent.com

(715) 544-1122

Beth Oestreich

Associate Financial Advisor

Beth has been in financial services at Thrivent for just over a year. Prior to her time here, she was a high school and middle school math teacher for over 18 years. She and her family reside in Wausau. On a summer afternoon you would likely find her spending time with her family either on a mountain bike trail or on a lake up north. Fun fact, she has a passion for numbers and helping others, which makes her role on Voyage a perfect fit!

States Licensed: MN, WI

elizabeth.oestreich@thrivent.com

(715) 544-1122

About Beth Oestreich

Beth has been in financial services at Thrivent for just over a year. Prior to her time here, she was a high school and middle school math teacher for over 18 years. She and her family reside in Wausau. On a summer afternoon you would likely find her spending time with her family either on a mountain bike trail or on a lake up north. Fun fact, she has a passion for numbers and helping others, which makes her role on Voyage a perfect fit!

States Licensed: MN, WI

elizabeth.oestreich@thrivent.com

(715) 544-1122

Teri Jaeger

RICP®

Associate Financial Advisor

Teri has been in financial services at Thrivent for the past four years. Prior to her time here, she worked in higher education as a math and adult basic education instructor for 14 years. She and her family live in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin where they have resided for the past 28 years. She enjoys aviation and is currently pursuing her pilot’s license. In the summer, you’ll find her kayaking on a Wisconsin lake with friends or riding at a friend’s farm.

States Licensed: WI

teri.jaeger@thrivent.com

(715) 323-5513

About Teri Jaeger

Teri has been in financial services at Thrivent for the past four years. Prior to her time here, she worked in higher education as a math and adult basic education instructor for 14 years. She and her family live in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin where they have resided for the past 28 years. She enjoys aviation and is currently pursuing her pilot’s license. In the summer, you’ll find her kayaking on a Wisconsin lake with friends or riding at a friend’s farm.

States Licensed: WI

teri.jaeger@thrivent.com

(715) 323-5513

Daniel Weltzin

FLMI, RICP®

Financial Advisor

Dan has worked in financial services for the past 10 years and has been with Thrivent for two years. Prior to his time here, he worked in life and disability insurance claims and 401(k) and retirement planning. He and his family have lived in Stevens Point, Wisconsin for the past 13 years. He enjoys being active and spending time in his local church. In the summer you’ll likely find him hiking in the mountains.

States Licensed: MN, WI

daniel.weltzin@thrivent.com

(715) 544-1122

About Daniel Weltzin

Dan has worked in financial services for the past 10 years and has been with Thrivent for two years. Prior to his time here, he worked in life and disability insurance claims and 401(k) and retirement planning. He and his family have lived in Stevens Point, Wisconsin for the past 13 years. He enjoys being active and spending time in his local church. In the summer you’ll likely find him hiking in the mountains.

States Licensed: MN, WI

daniel.weltzin@thrivent.com

(715) 544-1122

Brian Erickson

Director of Operations

Brian has been in financial services at Thrivent for the past three years. Prior to his time here, he worked in corporate financial and retirement planning. He and his family live in Plover, Wisconsin where they have been for the past seven years. Brian is passionate about helping people and enjoys the opportunity to inspire people to achieve success. In the summer you’ll find him sitting on the lake or water skiing.

brian.erickson@thrivent.com

(715) 544-1122

About Brian Erickson

Brian has been in financial services at Thrivent for the past three years. Prior to his time here, he worked in corporate financial and retirement planning. He and his family live in Plover, Wisconsin where they have been for the past seven years. Brian is passionate about helping people and enjoys the opportunity to inspire people to achieve success. In the summer you’ll find him sitting on the lake or water skiing.

brian.erickson@thrivent.com

(715) 544-1122

Sandy Abel

Office Professional

Sandy has been in the financial services for the past 19 years, 15 of which at Thrivent. Prior to her time at Thrivent, she worked for Ohio National Life Insurance and Securities. She and her family live in Appleton WI. She enjoys hiking or kayaking, as well as shopping a the mall if it’s too hot to be outside. A fun fact, after college she spent a year living in Thailand.

sandy.abel@thrivent.com

About Sandy Abel

Sandy has been in the financial services for the past 19 years, 15 of which at Thrivent. Prior to her time at Thrivent, she worked for Ohio National Life Insurance and Securities. She and her family live in Appleton WI. She enjoys hiking or kayaking, as well as shopping a the mall if it’s too hot to be outside. A fun fact, after college she spent a year living in Thailand.

sandy.abel@thrivent.com

Tylor Crooks

Office Professional

Tyler comes to Voyage Financial Advisors after working in the insurance and banking industry for the past 9 years. He and his family reside in Stevens Point, WI. On a summer afternoon, you would likely find him spending time with is family, going fishing in Stevens Point or Minocqua. Fun Fact, he enjoys all things Alaska and went on a CRU Summer Missions project in Juneau. 

tylor.crooks@thrivent.com

About Tylor Crooks

Tyler comes to Voyage Financial Advisors after working in the insurance and banking industry for the past 9 years. He and his family reside in Stevens Point, WI. On a summer afternoon, you would likely find him spending time with is family, going fishing in Stevens Point or Minocqua. Fun Fact, he enjoys all things Alaska and went on a CRU Summer Missions project in Juneau. 

tylor.crooks@thrivent.com

Julie Carbiener

Office Professional

Julie joined the team in 2021. She has more than 20 years in the financial services sector, including as an administrative assistant and assistant controller, and worked with a brokerage company and a bank. Julie lives in Plover, Wisconsin, after relocating from South Carolina. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in history. Julie enjoys traveling, exploring new places outside and hiking with family and friends.

julie.carbiener@thrivent.com

About Julie Carbiener

Julie joined the team in 2021. She has more than 20 years in the financial services sector, including as an administrative assistant and assistant controller, and worked with a brokerage company and a bank. Julie lives in Plover, Wisconsin, after relocating from South Carolina. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in history. Julie enjoys traveling, exploring new places outside and hiking with family and friends.

julie.carbiener@thrivent.com

Kristina Barbier

Office Professional

Kristina joined the Voyage Financial Advisors team in July of 2022. She has more than 25 years in the financial technology and commercial insurance industries as an executive assistant. Kristina has lived in Central Wisconsin her entire life. As empty nesters, she and her husband greatly enjoy spending time with their grandchildren, children and extended family. 

kristina.barbier@thrivent.com

(715) 544-1122

About Kristina Barbier

Kristina joined the Voyage Financial Advisors team in July of 2022. She has more than 25 years in the financial technology and commercial insurance industries as an executive assistant. Kristina has lived in Central Wisconsin her entire life. As empty nesters, she and her husband greatly enjoy spending time with their grandchildren, children and extended family. 

kristina.barbier@thrivent.com

(715) 544-1122

Peggy Grap

Office Professional

Peggy has worked in the Financial Services industry with Thrivent, for the past 5 years. Prior to her time here, she worked in broadcasting for 25 years. She and her family have lived in Neillsville, WI for the past 30 years. She adores her grandchildren and on a summer afternoon, you would likely find her spending time with family or friends, shopping, quilting or visiting Minneapolis where she grew up. 

peggy.grap@thrivent.com

About Peggy Grap

Peggy has worked in the Financial Services industry with Thrivent, for the past 5 years. Prior to her time here, she worked in broadcasting for 25 years. She and her family have lived in Neillsville, WI for the past 30 years. She adores her grandchildren and on a summer afternoon, you would likely find her spending time with family or friends, shopping, quilting or visiting Minneapolis where she grew up. 

peggy.grap@thrivent.com

Emily Jaeger

Office Professional

Emily joined the team in 2021. Prior to Thrivent, she worked in human services for the state of Wisconsin, and she also has a background in the banking industry. Emily has lived in Wisconsin Rapids her whole life. She has a field bred English Setter named Kimber. Emily likes to spend a lot of time on the water or outside with friends on UTVs, fishing or hunting.

emily.jaeger@thrivent.com

About Emily Jaeger

Emily joined the team in 2021. Prior to Thrivent, she worked in human services for the state of Wisconsin, and she also has a background in the banking industry. Emily has lived in Wisconsin Rapids her whole life. She has a field bred English Setter named Kimber. Emily likes to spend a lot of time on the water or outside with friends on UTVs, fishing or hunting.

emily.jaeger@thrivent.com

Angela Stroik

Office Professional

Angie is new to financial services and joined the team in 2022. Prior to Thrivent, she worked for a solar company in California. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point with a bachelor’s degree in health promotion and wellness. Angie resides in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and enjoys the flourishing close-knit community. She is very compassionate about God’s creatures and creations and strives to help people in any way she can. You can find Angie picking strawberries on her family’s farm during the summer, and if she isn’t picking berries, you’ll find her lakeside with her close friends, family and dogs.

angela.stroik@thrivent.com

About Angela Stroik

Angie is new to financial services and joined the team in 2022. Prior to Thrivent, she worked for a solar company in California. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point with a bachelor’s degree in health promotion and wellness. Angie resides in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and enjoys the flourishing close-knit community. She is very compassionate about God’s creatures and creations and strives to help people in any way she can. You can find Angie picking strawberries on her family’s farm during the summer, and if she isn’t picking berries, you’ll find her lakeside with her close friends, family and dogs.

angela.stroik@thrivent.com

Jacob Lund

Office Professional

Jacob has been in the financial services industry since 2020. Prior to his time at Thrivent, he was employed as a campground manager. He and his family live in Wild Rose, Wisconsin where he was born and raised. He enjoys outdoor activities, listening to podcasts, and is an avid Wisconsin sports fan—particularly the Milwaukee Bucks. In the summer, you’ll likely find him relaxing and enjoying water sports at his family’s lake cabin.

Jacob.lund@thrivent.com

(715) 544-1122

About Jacob Lund

Jacob has been in the financial services industry since 2020. Prior to his time at Thrivent, he was employed as a campground manager. He and his family live in Wild Rose, Wisconsin where he was born and raised. He enjoys outdoor activities, listening to podcasts, and is an avid Wisconsin sports fan—particularly the Milwaukee Bucks. In the summer, you’ll likely find him relaxing and enjoying water sports at his family’s lake cabin.

Jacob.lund@thrivent.com

(715) 544-1122

Jennifer Schneider

Office Professional

Jennifer has worked in the financial services industry for the past 7 years. Prior to her time working at Thrivent, she worked as a homemaker. She and her family currently reside in Plover, Wisconsin where they have been for the past 14 years. She enjoys cake decorating and in the summer you’d likely find her out in the garden tending to her flowers and vegetables.

Jennifer.schneider@thrivent.com

(715) 544-1122

About Jennifer Schneider

Jennifer has worked in the financial services industry for the past 7 years. Prior to her time working at Thrivent, she worked as a homemaker. She and her family currently reside in Plover, Wisconsin where they have been for the past 14 years. She enjoys cake decorating and in the summer you’d likely find her out in the garden tending to her flowers and vegetables.

Jennifer.schneider@thrivent.com

(715) 544-1122

Kim Pederson

Office Professional

Kim has been a part of the Thrivent team for 10 years and currently resides in Verona, Wisconsin where she and her family have lived for the past 20 years. Prior to joining Thrivent, Kim worked as an elementary school teacher in the Twin Cities. Kim is an avid reader of cooking and home decorating blogs. In the summer, you’ll find her on a long walk with a friend or reading.

kim.pederson@thrivent.com

(715) 544-1122

About Kim Pederson

Kim has been a part of the Thrivent team for 10 years and currently resides in Verona, Wisconsin where she and her family have lived for the past 20 years. Prior to joining Thrivent, Kim worked as an elementary school teacher in the Twin Cities. Kim is an avid reader of cooking and home decorating blogs. In the summer, you’ll find her on a long walk with a friend or reading.

kim.pederson@thrivent.com

(715) 544-1122

Angela Schwartz

Office Professional

Angela has worked in the financial services industry for the past 17 years. She and her family currently reside in McFarland, Wisconsin. In the summer you’ll likely find her enjoying the outdoors either biking, walking, or gardening.

angela.schwartz@thrivent.com

(715) 544-1122

About Angela Schwartz

Angela has worked in the financial services industry for the past 17 years. She and her family currently reside in McFarland, Wisconsin. In the summer you’ll likely find her enjoying the outdoors either biking, walking, or gardening.

angela.schwartz@thrivent.com

(715) 544-1122

Designations

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