"Money doesn't buy happiness, well-being or life satisfaction. Countless books can give you advice about finances, but many of these books don't address the core problem. We are offering a profoundly different solution that starts with your heart."
Meet Brad Hewitt
Brad Hewitt is a CEO with a unique perspective. Since 2010, Brad has served as president and CEO of Thrivent Financial, a not-for-profit Fortune 500 organization. In this role, he has made it his work to help Americans rediscover a healthy relationship with money. At the heart of this relationship is the idea that being wise with money and generosity go hand in hand.
Before joining Thrivent, Brad served a variety of organizations in various financial roles. In 1993, he was named CFO of Diversified Pharmaceutical Services, and later he became its president and CEO. He went on to serve for five years as chief administrative officer of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.
Brad serves on numerous boards, including the board of regents of Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota; Habitat for Humanity International; International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation; and the American Council of Life Insurers. He also is co-chair of the Itasca "Mind the Gap" initiative, a public/private partnership dedicated to reducing the academic achievement and income gaps in Minnesota.
Brad holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from University of Wisconsin – River Falls and has completed the Harvard Business School's program for management development. He and his wife, Sue, have two adult children and live in Minnesota.
Meet James Moline
James Moline, Ph.D., believes that developing the opportunity for generosity to build God's kingdom on earth stands as a central issue of our times. As a licensed psychologist, confidant and advisor, Jim has built a 30-year career consulting with global companies about providing senior leadership excellence, managing across borders, and transforming their organizations in an era of rapid change and uncertainty. As a former tenured professor, Jim is passionate about influencing lifelong learning in the communities he serves.
Jim sees his work as a calling that extends to all people in the global community of God's creation. Central to this understanding is the perspective that everything we have is a gift from God, and that God calls us to live together in generous community with him. To that end, Jim's expertise extends to advising clients on how to give back at the local level while helping them develop strategies and action plans that encourage philanthropy.
Along with a 30-year commitment to teaching in the local church, Jim's personal ministry passions include Young Life International (youth), Urban Homeworks (housing) and Mobile Action Ministries (food insecurity).
Jim earned his Ph.D. from the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology. He also holds a Master of Arts in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He and his family live in Minnesota.