As I approach my two-year anniversary at Thrivent, I find myself reflecting on the journey so far. I can’t help but arrive at one conclusion—that Thrivent is a truly unique organization that stands out in three distinct ways, making it a place I’m proud to be a part of.
1. We’re one of a kind: It’s difficult to compare us to competition because we’re one of one. We’re not just about making money; we’re about making a difference. Last year alone, Thrivent, our clients and partners raised and donated $283 million for nonprofits in the communities where we live and work. And that’s on top of almost 13 million hours of volunteer time. Our commitment to helping others and giving back to the community is at the core of what we do. Knowing that we are part of an organization that prioritizes purpose over profit is truly inspiring.
2. This is more than a job: At Thrivent, providing financial advice isn’t just our business; it’s our calling. Our advisors are driven by a deep belief in stewardship and service. They live and breathe the Thrivent mission because they genuinely care about the well-being of our members. This unwavering commitment is why we consistently lead the industry in advisor retention. Thrivent advisors are financial experts who are dedicated to helping our members achieve their financial goals and live out
3. Unity through faith: Thrivent’s uniqueness also lies in the unity of its members. Regardless of who we are, where we live, whom we vote for, or the causes we care about, we are all united by a common bond—the Christian faith. This sense of community is rare in the financial services industry. It creates a supportive and inclusive environment where members can connect on a deeper level. It’s not just about financial advice; it’s about faith-based values that guide us in making meaningful decisions for our financial future.
I feel deeply humbled to be a part of the Thrivent team. Thrivent’s commitment to its purpose-driven mission, its dedicated advisors, and the sense of unity among our members make it a truly exceptional place to work. I am honored to serve our members and look forward to many more years of making a difference together. The Thrivent community is a place where passion, purpose and faith come together to create something truly extraordinary. I hope you agree.
Nick Cecere is executive vice president and chief distribution officer at Thrivent.